Da Vinci in Detail
The paintings of the Renaissance genius
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. He was painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius. This handy-format edition focuses on the paintings of this Italian artist. With full-bleed details of Leonardo’s masterworks, the book allows the reader to inspect the subtlest facets of his brushstrokes.
We explore Leonardo’s life and work in ten chapters, drawing upon his letters, contracts, diary entries, and writings. All of his paintings are presented and interpreted in depth, with The Annunciation and The Last Supper featured on double-spreads. The second half of the book comprises a catalogue raisonné of Leonardo’s paintings. It covers all his surviving and lost painted works and includes texts describing their states of preservation. Each and every painting that can be justifiably attributed to Leonardo is included here; thanks to new findings and scientific research, this is the first time his definitive painting oeuvre is being published. Together with the volume on Leonardo's Graphic Work in our Bibliotheca universalis the complete work of Leonardo is brought to the reader.
Also available in Italian
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Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
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Frank Zöllner wrote his doctoral thesis on motifs originating from Antiquity in the history of art and architecture of the Medieval and Renaissance periods (1987). He is also the author of a postdoctoral treatise on motion and expression in the art of Leonardo da Vinci, published in 2010. He has published numerous works on Renaissance art and art theory, and on 20th-century art. Since 1996 he has been Professor of Medieval and Modern Art at the University of Leipzig. For TASCHEN he has authored the XL monographs on Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
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