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Leonardo da Vinci: The Divine and the Grotesque

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The pursuit of beauty and its opposite was one of the central themes of Leonardo da Vinci’s life. This book looks in detail at 75 drawings of the divinely beautiful and the grotesquely ugly from the unrivalled collection preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle.

In his introductory essay, Martin Clayton explores Leonardo’s life-long urge to create such drawings. Ind
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Hardcover, 181 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Royal Collection Trust (first published 2002)
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Krishan
Feb 23, 2008 Krishan rated it it was amazing
Martin Clayton's writing on Leonardo is essential.
This does what no other book does, compare two of Leonardo's major artistic themes in opposition and apposition. I learned a lot from this book, and I've read a lot on Leonardo.
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it's beautiful
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