Leonardo. The Virgin & St Anne and all his paintings from the Florentine Years

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Art by Clark # 2

I feel certain that there is an absolute interdependence between the strangeness, the beauty and the scientific elaboration which strike me simultaneously when I first look at Leonardo

– Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Lorenzo de’ Medici Press

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Description

Leonardo’s work analyzed by one of the most important English-speaking art historians of our time.

Starting from the famous image of Virgin & St Anne, Clark explores all the main characteristics of Leonardo’s art with a style and interpretative ability intended for the general public that’s as engaging as a story.

The volume collects, in a series of color reproductions, all the works of Leonardo preserved in museums and relating to his period of activity in Florence, each with the relative technical information.

The entire biography of Leonardo written by Giorgio Vasari and published in the Lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors and architects is supplied in the appendix to the volume.

About the Author

Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) is one of the most important English art historian. Professor of Fine Art at Oxford and Director of the Ashmolean Museum, Clark was influenced by the works of John Ruskin and Bernard Berendson. He was the first to catalogue all the drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in the collection of the Windsor Castle. He wrote several books about Italian Renaissance art as well as about European artists and movements. Between 1970 and 1983, Clark realized a series of programmes for the BBC, including the world renowned series Civilisation, covering western European civilisation from the end of the Dark Ages to the early twentieth century.

 

Publisher: Lorenzo de’ Medici Press

Additional information

Weight 212 g
Dimensions 21 × 12 × 0.5 cm
ISBN

978-88-99838-36-2

Pages

78, fully color illustrated

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