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✏Mona Lisa Leonardo s Earlier Version Book Summary :
📒Mona Lisa ✍ Dianne Hales
✏Mona Lisa Book Summary : Blends biography, history and memoir to compile the story of da Vinci's famous masterpiece subject, detailing the political upheavals, family dramas and public scandals of Renaissance Florence that shaped her life and her relationships with kings and artists.
📒Mona Lisa ✍ Martin Kemp
✏Mona Lisa Book Summary : Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual beginning we see how the painting metamorphosed into a 'universal picture' that became the prime vehicle for Leonardo's prodigious knowledge of the human and natural worlds. We learn about the new money of the ambitious merchant who married into the old gentry of Lisa's family. We discover Lisa's life as a wife and mother, her association with sexual scandals, and her later life in a convent. We meet, for the first time, previously undiscovered members of Leonardo's immediate family and discover new information about his early life. The tiny hill town of Vinci is placed before us, with its widespread poverty. We find out about the career and possessions of his father, a notable lawyer in Florence. The meaning of the portrait that resulted from these human circumstances is vividly illuminated though Renaissance love poetry and verses specifically dedicated to Leonardo. We come to understand how Leonardo's sciences of optics, psychology, anatomy and geology are embraced in his poetic science of art. Recent scientific examinations of the painting disclose how it evolved to assume its present appearance in Leonardo's experimental hands. Above all, we cut through the suppositions and the myths to show that the portrait is a product of real people in a real place at a real time. This is the book that brings back a sense of reality into the creation of the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. And the actual Mona Lisa, it turns out, is even more astonishing and transcendent than the Mona Lisa of legend.
✏Leonardo Da Vinci s Earlier Mona Lisa Book Summary : It is the catalogue of the first European exhibit of the Earlier Mona Lisa, a masterpiece studied since 2012 only, today recognized as Leonardo's first rendering of Mona Lisa. The book is intended to showcase the considerable body of scientific, comparative and historical research confirming the conclusion that the most important and significant sections of the painting are the work of Leonardo. As the painting has been out of the public eye for so long, the existence of an earlier version of the famous Louvre one might still be quite surprising to many art lovers. This exhibition catalogue is meant to guide you through the essential facts and stories relating to the painting and the many people that have crossed its path over the past five centuries. It also shows the multitude of proofs that have led to the painting being attributed to the great master, and presents many of the experts who were involved in this process.
📒Leonardo Da Vinci S Mona Lisa ✍ Jean-Pierre Isbouts (Ed )
✏Leonardo Da Vinci s Mona Lisa Book Summary : Art historians have long debated the question why sources about the origin of the Mona Lisa portrait provide conflicting information. This monograph presents a solution for this quandary: these 16th century sources don't agree because they are not talking about the same painting. If we consider this possibility, that Leonardo painted not one, but two versions of the Mona Lisa, then all of these problems begin to resolve themselves. In fact, throughout his life Leonardo would often return to a motif or composition for a variety of reasons. Thus we have at least two versions of The Virgin of the Rocks, painted by Leonardo with the De Predis brothers in Milan, and two versions of the Madonna of the Yarnwinder, painted by Leonardo with his assistants in Florence. In other words, the proposition that Leonardo may have painted not one, but two versions of the Mona Lisa is by no means far-fetched. Nonetheless, it also raises an important question. If Leonardo did paint an earlier version in addition to the Louvre Mona Lisa, where is this portrait today? And how can we determine whether this painting is indeed an autograph, rather than one of the many Mona Lisa versions and copies that are still extant today?The answers to these questions are provided in this book, based on contributions by scholars from around the world. They include Prof. John Asmus of the University of California at San Diego; Prof. Vadim Parfenov at the State Electrotechnical University in St. Petersburg, Russia; Prof. Átila Soares da Costa Filho of the Universidade Cândido Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Prof. Jason Halter of the University of Michigan; and Prof. Robert Meyrick of Aberystwyth University. In addition, this monograph includes contributions by noted art critic Gérard Boudin de l'Arche and two prominent artists, Albert Sauteur and Joe Mullins. The book is edited by Prof. Jean-Pierre Isbouts of Fielding Graduate University at Santa Barbara, CA. His previous publications on Leonardo da Vinci include The Mona Lisa Myth; Young Leonardo: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Artist; and The Da Vinci Legacy, co-authored with Dr. Christopher Brown.
✏New York Book Summary :
📒Biography And Early Art Criticism Of Leonardo Da Vinci ✍ Claire J. Farago
✏Biography and Early Art Criticism of Leonardo Da Vinci Book Summary : Also available as the first book in a five volume set (ISBN#0815329334)
📒The Two Mona Lisas ✍ John R. Eyre
✏The Two Mona Lisas Book Summary :
📒Leonardo Da Vinci ✍ Anna Abraham
✏Leonardo da Vinci Book Summary : Leonardo da Vinci personified the Renaissance, the extraordinary age in which he lived. Best known as one of the world’s greatest painters, he sketched the foundations for inventions that would not come to fruition for centuries. Born a bastard in a hillside village in northern Italy, Leonardo became the protégé of princes, popes, and kings. He mastered so many branches of science that scholars still debate whether he was greater as an anatomist, botanist, cartographer, engineer, geographer, or naturalist. Nevertheless, he died unhappy, believing he had failed to work the miracles of which he had dreamed. Here is his extraordinary story.
📒Great Artists ✍ Robert Cumming
✏Great Artists Book Summary : Discusses what makes a great artist, art collecting, and the works of of fifty artists, from Van Eyck to Pollock