Masters of Art: Leonardo da Vinci

By Delphi Classics

This is often the 1st quantity of a brand new sequence of guides by way of Delphi Classics, the best-selling writer of classical works. a primary of its variety in electronic print, the ‘Masters of Art’ sequence permits electronic readers to discover the works of the world’s maximum artists in finished element. This quantity provides the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's maximum painter, in attractive aspect, with concise introductions and the standard Delphi bonus material.

Features:
* the whole work of Leonardo da Vinci
* contains formerly misplaced works, with annotations
* concise introductions to the work and different works, giving invaluable contextual information
* study the secrets and techniques of the MONA LISA, the background of THE final SUPPER or the which means in the back of THE VITRUVIAN MAN
* attractive 'detail' photos, permitting you to discover Leonardo's masterpieces as if within the gallery
* comprises Leonardo’s drawings and his entire notebooks, with plates
* designated feedback part, with essays through critics comparable to Sigmund Freud
* positive factors biographies on Leonardo's existence, together with Vasari's recognized biography
* 1000's of pictures in beautiful color - hugely urged for Kindle fireplace, iPhone, iPad or computing device clients, or as a invaluable reference instrument on conventional Kindles
* up-to-date with superior photographs and lately attributed works

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CONTENTS:

The Paintings
TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL
MADONNA OF THE POMEGRANATE
THE MADONNA OF THE CARNATION
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
THE ANNUNCIATION
THE BENOIS MADONNA
PORTRAIT OF GINEVRA DE’ BENCI
ST. JEROME within the WILDERNESS
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (LOUVRE)
THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (NATIONAL GALLERY)
THE HEAD OF A WOMAN
LITTA MADONNA
LADY WITH AN ERMINE
PORTRAIT OF A MUSICIAN
LA BELLE FERRONNIÈRE
THE final SUPPER
THE MADONNA OF THE YARNWINDER
MONA LISA
THE VIRGIN AND baby WITH ST. ANNE
LEDA AND THE SWAN
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
BACCHUS (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST)
THE conflict OF ANGHIARI
SALVATOR MUNDI
PORTRAIT OF a woman IN PROFILE
MADONNA AND baby WITH ST. JOSEPH

The Drawings
THE VITRUVIAN MAN
THE VIRGIN AND baby WITH ST. ANNE AND ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
SELF-PORTRAIT
STUDY OF HORSES
OTHER DRAWINGS

The Notebooks
THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
THOUGHTS ON artwork AND LIFE

The Criticism
LEONARDO DA VINCI via Sigmund Freud
Extract from ‘THE RENAISSANCE’ by way of Walter Pater
Extract from ‘ESSAYS ON ART’ by way of A. Clutton-Brock

The Biographies
LIFE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI through Giorgio Vasari
LEONARDO DA VINCI via MAURICE W. BROCKWELL

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The decrease parts of huge and lofty items that are at a distance aren't a lot visible, since you see them alongside a line which passes via a denser and thicker part of the ambience. The summits of such heights are noticeable alongside a line which, although it starts off out of your eye in a dense surroundings, nonetheless, because it ends on the most sensible of these lofty gadgets, ceases in a far rarer surroundings than exists at their base; accordingly the farther this line extends out of your eye, from aspect to indicate the ambience turns into progressively more infrequent. for that reason, O Painter! if you happen to symbolize mountains, see that from hill to hill the bases are paler than the summits, and in share as they recede past one another make the bases paler than the summits; whereas, the better they're the extra you need to express in their precise shape and color. at the color of the ambience (300-307). three hundred. OF the color OF the ambience. I say that the blueness we see within the surroundings isn't intrinsic color, yet is brought on by hot vapour evaporated in minute and insensible atoms on which the sun rays fall, rendering them luminous opposed to the countless darkness of the fiery sphere which lies past and contains it. And this can be visible, as I observed it through anybody going up [Footnote five: with reference to where spoken of as M’oboso (compare No. 301 line 20) its id should be mentioned less than Leonardo’s Topographical notes in Vol. II. ] Monboso, a top of the Alps which divide France from Italy. the bottom of this mountain offers delivery to the 4 rivers which movement in 4 various instructions throughout the entire of Europe. And no mountain has its base at so nice a top as this, which lifts itself nearly above the clouds; and snow seldom falls there, yet in simple terms hail in the summertime, while the clouds are optimum. And this hail lies [unmelted] there, in order that if it weren't for the absorption of the emerging and falling clouds, which doesn't take place two times in an age, a major mass of ice will be piled up there by way of the hail, and in the course of July i discovered it very substantial. There I observed above me the darkish sky, and the sunlight because it fell at the mountain was once some distance brighter right here than within the plains less than, simply because a smaller quantity of surroundings lay among the summit of the mountain and the solar. back for example of the color of the ambience i'm going to point out the smoke of outdated and dry wooden, which, because it comes out of a chimney, looks to show very blue, while obvious among the attention and the darkish distance. yet because it rises, and springs among the attention and the brilliant surroundings, it straight away exhibits of an ashy gray color; and this occurs since it not has darkness past it, yet this vibrant and luminous area. If the smoke is from younger, eco-friendly wooden, it's going to now not look blue, simply because, no longer being obvious and being choked with superabundant moisture, it has the impression of condensed clouds which take unique lighting and shadows like an excellent physique. an analogous happens with the ambience, which, whilst overcharged with moisture seems to be white, and the small quantity of heated moisture makes it darkish, of a dismal blue color; and this may suffice us as far as matters the color of the ambience; although it'd be further that, if this obvious blue have been the ordinary color of the ambience, it is going to keep on with that anyplace a bigger mass air intervened among the attention and the part of fireplace, the azure color will be extra excessive; as we see in blue glass and in sapphires, that are darker in percentage as they're greater.

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