THEMES Creativity and Passion for art and science are something that many of the book's characters , especially Leonardo , exhibit throughout Young Leonardo . Leonardo's interests in painting , sculpting , drawing , Flight , math ...
Author: William Augel
Publisher: Humanoids, Inc.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
A spirited glimpse at the childhood of one of the world's greatest artists and thinkers: Leonardo da Vinci.
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Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Provocative and original, this fresh look at Leonardo da Vinci’s formative years in Florence and Milan provides a radically different scenario of how he created his signature style that would transform Western art forever. The traditional view of Leonardo da Vinci’s career is that he enjoyed a promising start in Florence and then moved to Milan to become the celebrated court artist of Duke Ludovico Sforza. Young Leonardo presents a very different view. It reveals how the young Leonardo struggled against the prevailing style of his master Verrocchio, was stymied in his efforts to produce his first masterpiece in Florence, and left for Milan on little more than a wing and a prayer. Once there, he was long ignored by Duke Ludovico, and enjoyed only tepid Sforza support after his great equestrian project came to nothing. Meanwhile, all the major Sforza commissions went to artists whose names are now forgotten. Isbouts and Brown depict Leonardo’s seminal years in Milan from an entirely new perspective: that of the Sforza court. They show that much of the Sforza patronage was directed on vast projects, such as the Milan Cathedral, favoring a close circle of local artists to which Leonardo never gained entry. As a result, his exceptional talent remained largely unrecognized right up to the Last Supper. The authors also explore a mysterious link between the Last Supper and the fresco of the Crucifixion on the opposite wall, a work that up to now has fully escaped public attention. Finally, they present a sensational theory: that two long-ignored, life-sized copies of the Last Supper, now in Belgium and the U.K., were actually commissioned by the French King Louis XII and painted under Leonardo’s direct supervision. Young Leonardo is a fascinating window into the artist’s mind as he slowly develops the groundbreaking techniques that will produce the High Renaissance and change the course of European art.
Leonardo seems to have profited as well from this exchange and proximity to Florence. ... Nevertheless, the young Leonardo perhaps always felt an emotional sting from his illegitimacy, not simply because of societal disapproval, ...
Author: Larry J. Feinberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Leonardo da Vinci is often presented as the 'transcendent genius', removed from or ahead of his time. This book, however, attempts to understand him in the context of Renaissance Florence. Larry J. Feinberg explores Leonardo's origins and the beginning of his career as an artist. While celebrating his many artistic achievements, the book illuminates his debt to other artists' works and his struggles to gain and retain patronage, as well as his career and personal difficulties. Feinberg examines the range of Leonardo's interests, including aerodynamics, anatomy, astronomy, botany, geology, hydraulics, optics, and warfare technology, to clarify how the artist's broad intellectual curiosity informed his art. Situating the artist within the political, social, cultural, and artistic context of mid- and late-fifteenth-century Florence, Feinberg shows how this environment influenced Leonardo's artistic output and laid the groundwork for the achievements of his mature works.
#1-4 by Alfred Bekker 480 pages Four mysterious adventures of young Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo and the Mystery of the Villa Medici Leonardo and the Conspirators of Florence Leonardo and the Mystery of the Alchemist Leonardo and the ...
Author: Alfred Bekker
Da Vinci's Cases, Vol. #1-4 by Alfred Bekker 480 pages Four mysterious adventures of young Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo and the Mystery of the Villa Medici Leonardo and the Conspirators of Florence Leonardo and the Mystery of the Alchemist Leonardo and the Dungeon of the Back Riders The year 1462, location: the small village Vinci near Florence: Ten-year-old Leonardo and his friend Carlo experience a lot of adventures: a spy must be unmasked, the boys are kidnapped by disguised bandits and a testament has disappeared. Leonardo and Carlo need to find a solution in all cases. Alfred Bekker, born in 1964, writes fantasy, historical novels, criminal novels and books for young readers. His historical adventures for young readers are full of suspense, stuff which even kids who hate reading cannot resist. The German-language print edition (6 parts) was published in 2008 in the Arena Taschenbuchverlag; Translations are available in English, Turkish, Indonesian, Czech, Danish, and Bulgarian.
ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 218 ÿ In this 218th issue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the story of the Boyhood of Leonardo da Vinci. From his birth in the village of Anchiano, north of Florence, to his move to Milan and the creation of his mechanical Lion for Francis I., King of France and to his travels around France painting portraits to designing and improving the battlements of many castles ? and there is more?.. To read the story of the life of Leonardo, you are invited to download the story here. ÿ 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ÿ INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES ÿ Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. ÿ Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
25 E. H. Gombrich emphasized the contingent nature of his drawing : " Leonardo works like a sculptor modelling in clay who never accepts any form as final but goes on creating , even at the risk of obscuring his original intentions .
Author: David W. Galenson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
When in their lives do great artists produce their greatest art? Do they strive for creative perfection throughout decades of painstaking and frustrating experimentation, or do they achieve it confidently and decisively, through meticulous planning that yields masterpieces early in their lives? By examining the careers not only of great painters but also of important sculptors, poets, novelists, and movie directors, Old Masters and Young Geniuses offers a profound new understanding of artistic creativity. Using a wide range of evidence, David Galenson demonstrates that there are two fundamentally different approaches to innovation, and that each is associated with a distinct pattern of discovery over a lifetime. Experimental innovators work by trial and error, and arrive at their major contributions gradually, late in life. In contrast, conceptual innovators make sudden breakthroughs by formulating new ideas, usually at an early age. Galenson shows why such artists as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cézanne, Jackson Pollock, Virginia Woolf, Robert Frost, and Alfred Hitchcock were experimental old masters, and why Vermeer, van Gogh, Picasso, Herman Melville, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, and Orson Welles were conceptual young geniuses. He also explains how this changes our understanding of art and its past. Experimental innovators seek, and conceptual innovators find. By illuminating the differences between them, this pioneering book provides vivid new insights into the mysterious processes of human creativity.
According to the BBC, “We believe that the angel on the left, and much of the background above it, were painted by a young Leonardo. Most of the painting is done in egg tempera, but Leonardo's angel is painted with oil paints, ...
Author: Tamra B. Orr
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
The term "Renaissance man" is used to describe a number of talented individuals today, but it got its real start with Leonardo da Vinci. As an artist, inventor, and scholar, he produced everything from the Mona Lisa to drawings of the world's first airplanes. Through informative main text and sidebars, annotated quotes from scholars, and detailed examples of da Vinci's work, readers are introduced to a genius who never went to formal school but invented machines that would not be made for centuries. Leonardo da Vinci is a fascinating historical figure, and his story is sure to inspire young artists.
Were it not that the figure of the angel in the · Baptism , ' by Verocchio , reported to be by the hand of the young Leonardo , differs somewhat in technical execution from the rest , its superior attractiveness , considering the ...
Verrocchio probably based his 1466 sculpture of David on a young Leonardo. Raphael likely used Leonardo as the model for Plato in his 1510 painting The School of Athens. Also around this time it is thought that Leonardo's student and ...
Author: Cynthia Phillips
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Timed to coincide with the release of Walter Isaacson’s latest biography on the famous painter and inventor, as well as the latest thriller in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code series, this book includes 101 in-depth facts about Leonardo Da Vinci. 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Da Vinci provides you with all the fascinating facts you didn’t know about the famous artist, inventor, and creator of the Mona Lisa and the Vitruvian Man, including details about his personal life, information about his inventions and art, his interactions with his contemporaries, and his impact on the world since his death. Some facts include: —Da Vinci was left handed, and wrote from right to left, even writing his letters backwards. —Da Vinci’s The Last Supper started peeling off the wall almost immediately upon completion, due to a combination of the type of paint Leonardo used and the humidity —Among Leonardo’s many inventions and creations was a mechanical lion he created to celebrate the coronation of King François I of France Whether you’re seeking inspiration, information, or interesting and entertaining facts about history’s most creative genius, 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Da Vinci has just what you’re looking for!