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Author Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.

Title Leonardo da Vinci, master draftsman / edited by Carmen C. Bambach ; with contributions by Carmen C. Bambach, Alessandro Cecchi, Claire farago, Varena Forcione, Martin Kemp, Anne-Marie Logan, Pietro C. Marani, Carlo Pedretti, Carlo Vecce, Francoise Viatte and Linda Wolk-Simon ; with the assistance of Rachel Stern and Alison Manges.

Imprint New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 786 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Note Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Jan. 22-Mar. 30, 2003.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 723-767) and index.
Contents Introduction to Leonardo and his drawings / Carmen C. Bambach -- Leonardo, left-handed draftsman and writer / Carmen C. Bambach -- Word and image in Leonardo's writings / Carlo Vecce -- Critical fortune of Leonardo's drawings / Carlo Pedretti -- Early drapery studies / François Viatte -- New light on Leonardo's Florentine patrons / Alessandro Cecchi -- Drawing the boundaries / Martin Kemp -- Leonardo's drawings in Milan and their influence on the graphic work of Milanese artists / Pietro C. Marani -- Codex Leicester / Claire Farago -- Leonardo's grotesques: originals and copies / Varena Forcione -- Documented chronology of Leonardo's life and work / Carmen C. Bambach.
Note Exhibition title: Leonardo da Vinci, master draftsman.
Summary Leonardo da Vinci (Italian [Florentine], 1452-1519) stands as a supreme icon in Western consciousness--the very embodiment of the universal Renaissance genius. With much of his work lost or unfinished, the key to his legacy can be found in the enormous body of his extant drawings and manuscript notes. This publication offers a unified and fascinating portrait of Leonardo as a draftsman, integrating his diverse roles as an artist, scientist, inventor, theorist, and teacher. Essays written by the world's leading Leonardo scholars investigate the significant implications of Leonardo's left-handedness both for the connoisseurship of his drawings and for a reconstruction of his artistic personality; the relationship between word and image in Leonardo's drawings and manuscripts; problems of attribution and authenticity in the critical evaluation of Leonardo's graphic oeuvre; Leonardo's early drapery studies; the role of the artist's father; and the special role of drawn frames or boundaries in Leonardo's design process. Detailed descriptions of 138 individual works survey the wide variety of drawing types that Leonardo used, and also include a small group of works by artists critical to his artistic development in Florence and to his multifaceted activity in Milan. A chronological framework is also provided to shed light on his extraordinary life and career. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
Local Note Metropolitan Museum of Art Watson Library Digital Collections Fulltext Titles (Customizable)
Subject Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 -- Exhibitions.
Drawing, Renaissance -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Bambach, Carmen.
Stern, Rachel.
Manges, Alison.
Vecce, Carlo.
Pedretti, Carlo.
Cecchi, Alessandro.
Marani, Pietro C.
Forcione, Varena.
Viatte, Françoise.
Farago, Claire J.
Wolk-Simon, Linda.
Kemp, Martin.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 1588390330 (hc)
9781588390332 (hc)
1588390349 (pbk.)
9781588390349 (pbk.)
0300098782 (Yale Univ. Press)
9780300098785 (Yale Univ. Press)