Leonardo da Vinci's studies of physiognomy, the divinely beautiful and the grotesquely ugly, are some of the most idiosyncratic and fascinating works ever produced by this archetypal genius. This book looks in detail at eighty examples of Leonardo's drawings from the unrivaled collection preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, and is the first work on the subject aimed at a general audience.
In his introductory essay, Martin Clayton explores the roots of Leonardo's life-long urge to create such drawings. Individual entries look in detail at each of the selected works, placing them in the context of contemporary attitudes to beauty, notions of perfect proportion, popular images of the comically ugly, and accepted modes of artistic creation and social behavior. Among the drawings are studies for Leonardo's masterpieces such as the Last Supper and Leda and the Swan, portraits of Leonardo's associates, dissections of skulls, and designs for masks. The pursuit of beauty and its opposite was one of the central themes of Leonardo's life, and this is the first book to explore the subject fully. 105 illustrations, 80 in color.
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Martin Clayton is Assistant Curator of the Print Room in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, and is well known as an authority on the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. His previous publications include Leonardo da Vinci: A Singular Vision and (with Ron Philo) Leonardo da Vinci: The Anatomy of Man.
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Descrizione libro Royal Collection 2002-11, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Sealed / New. Book. Codice libro della libreria 053736-3
Descrizione libro Royal Collection, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX050097618X
Descrizione libro Royal Collection, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11050097618X
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. New and sealed. May require extra charges for shipping outside the United Kingdom. Codice libro della libreria ART-LEO02