A biography of the great painter and architect of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. The book offers an account of Leonardo, the individual and the artist, charting his family background, childhood, apprenticeship, successes and failures and travels.
With the aid of Leonardo da Vinci's note books, as well as a wide variety of sources, this biography covers the full life of the great Renaissance painter and architect. It is an account of Leonardo, both as an artist and as an individual. The book charts the artist's family background, childhood and apprenticeship, successes and failures, patronage, travels, interests and friendships. The book include b&w reproductions of paintings and sketchings by da Vinci. All surviving paintings are listed in the text, and there are family trees of Leonardo's family.
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Serge Bramly is a novelist, ethnologist, screenwriter, art critic, and historian of photography. He has published more than 20 books, including Macumba, a study of Afro-Brazilian religions; La Danse de Loup, a historical novel; and several works of art history. In 1992 he collaborated with Bettina Rheims on the book Chambre Close.
Sian Reynolds was born in Cardiff and taught at both Sussex University and Edinburgh University before serving as Chair of French at Stirling University from 1999-2004. She has translated numerous books from the French, both fiction and nonfiction, including works by crime writer Fred Vargas.
Table of Contents
A circle of mirrors; lovable as a love child; artium mater; fear and desire; dispero; pen and penknife; thoughts turn to hope; the absolute man; laurels and tempests; like a well-filled day; the traces.
Leonardo: The Artist and the Man by Serge Bramly
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