The da Vinci Legacy: How an Elusive 16th-Century Artist Became a Global Pop Icon

By Isbouts, Jean-Pierre & Christopher Heath Brown & Vezzosi, Alessandro

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9781948062343 9781948062350 9783791384979
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Apollo Prestel


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Reviewed on May 1, 2019  |  Leonardo Lives!

On the surface, pairing these two books may seem oxymoronic, with art historian Isbouts and da Vinci scholar Brown's Legacy a smaller-format public television publication featuring 130 illustrations (not seen), and Complete Paintings an oversized, lavishly illustrated catalog raisonné. However, both are equally well researched, enjoyable, and informative. Legacy offers an introduction to da Vinci by answering the question: With only 18 reliably attributed extant paintings, how are we still talking about the painter today? Complete Paintings presents an in-depth catalog of those 18 works, plus a stylistic and historical reevaluation, including new theories based on current technology and recently discovered...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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