The Last Leonardo

Author: Ben Lewis

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008313449

Category:

Page: 407

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In 2017 the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction for $450m. But is it a real da Vinci? In a thrilling narrative built on formidable research, Ben Lewis tracks the extraordinary journey of a masterpiece lost and found, lied and fought over across the centuries.

Leonardo Da Vinci, the Last Supper

Author: Michael Ladwein

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781902636757

Category: Art

Page: 140

View: 1939


Many great works of art have been created that we call "Christian," but none has received as much acclaim as Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. Art lovers venerate it for its composition and noble aesthetics, whereas, for Christians, it epitomizes the intimacy between Christ and his disciples. In recent years--following the publication of bestselling fictional narratives and dubious historical studies--The Last Supper has also become the focus of intrigue, controversy, speculation, and sensation. Recent restoration of the painting has exposed remnants of the original work and removed falsifications created by over-painting. Thus, for the first time since its creation more than five hundred years ago, we can contemplate Da Vinci's masterpiece in its more or less original form. This lavishly illustrated, full-color book reproduces many details of the restored work, and the author turns our attention to newly revealed aspects of The Last Supper that lead to fresh interpretations. The philosopher Rudolf Steiner called The Last Supper the world's most important work of art, adding that it revealed "the meaning of Earth existence." Michael Ladwein sheds light on many aspects of the spiritual facts that can be uncovered in this immortal painting--one that has lost nothing of its urgency in our modern world. C O N T E N T S The Creation, Loss, and Recovery of The Last Supper History of the Motifs in The Last Supper and Their Development in Leonardo's Work The Group of Individuals and their Gestures Real and Imaginary Space The Significance of Various Elements in the Composition of the Painting Earthly Community and Archetypal Cosmic Image Appendix

Secret Scouts and the Last Leonardo

Author: Dennis Kind,Wendel Kind

Publisher: Aerial Media

ISBN: 9789402601473

Category:

Page: 320

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This is the 'Da Vinci Code' for young readers.

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Author: Ross King

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408834278

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 2945


For more than five centuries The Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark called it 'the keystone of European art', and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic 'miracle'. Ross King's Leonardo and the Last Supper is both a 'biography' of one of the most famous works of art ever painted and a record of Leonardo da Vinci's last five years in Milan.

Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452-1519

Author: Frank Zöllner

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822859797

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Life and work of the renowned painter, scientist, and philosopher of the Renaissance period.

The Fortnightly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci,SBP Editors

Publisher: Samaira Book Publishers

ISBN: 8193607058

Category: Reference

Page: 680

View: 2192


Leonardo da Vinci—artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man—is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes.