Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan
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Leonardo da Vinci's reputation as an inventor and scientist, and the complexity of his creativity andpersonality, have sometimes almost overshadowed the importance of his aims and techniques as a painter. Thiscatalogue focuses on a crucial period in the 1480s and 1490s when, as a salaried court artist to Duke Ludovico Sforza in the city-state of Milan, freed from the press...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by National Gallery London
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Beautiful pictures, lots of discussions of Leonardo's artistic and philosophical style and what he taught his students. He didn't really create many completely finished pieces, but even the unfinished ones and the damaged ones are incredible. He really didn't ever stop drawing, or writing.

I admit, I've had this book checked out for so long that I finally mostly skimmed a lot of the last few catalog pieces, but the very last piece in the book is my favorite: Christ as Savior of the World. Hauntin...more
This is the catalogue to go with the exhibition at the National Gallery. Amazingly detailed, it includes biographical, historical and technical information in buckets. Also, beautifully illustrated as you’d expect.
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