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10 thoughts on “Leonardo da Vinci

  1. says:

    There are two ways in which think about genius that are wrong This beautiful book with its profusion of illustrations of da Vinci's graphic work shows why First we think of genius as something in isolation; something that one person does In fact as the drawings show da Vinci drew relentlessly to model out the molds scaffolds and preparation necessary to complete his large scale works They were team driven not solo performances Da Vinci had to think out how the teamwork would go beforehand Second many of these drawings most are practice Rehearsal Tryouts First attempts We think of genius as easy if emotionally tortured in the sense that the genius gets it right the first time What this book shows is that da Vinci practiced relentlessly And what a mindbending book it is Because he is a genius da Vinci's practices are worthy of study Some are magnificent all are impressive and his sheer determination to get it right shows what genius really takes Here are drawings of heads hands feet bodies animals parts of animals people in conversation people fighting people working people doing everything under the sun My favorite is the study of one person blowing a very long trumpet in someone else's ear Now that's the kind of practice I could get behind Every artist of any kind and any pretension should own this book for the inspiration and model it provides


  2. says:

    This compendium allows for an overview of Da Vinci's graphic opus in a way that is difficult to find elsewhere for example online The systematic division into sixteen areas gives a rough mental guide to his interests and work Here is the list followed by my personal favourites in parenthesis; the numbers next to the illustration titles indicate the index in the catalogue as displayed in this book0 Perfecting the art of drawing 5 Perspective for Adoration1 Drawings and sketches for surviving or documented paintings2 Studies for euestrian monuments and horses 87 Horse on blue paper; 98 Horse torso in white on blue; 109 Horses cat dragon3 Drawings of human figures animals and monsters 155 Study of hands and arms4 Drapery studies fascinating5 Profile studies character heads and grotesues 191 Warrior with Helmet; 202 Bust of Older Man; 213 Self Portrait6 Proportion drawings 246 Vetruvian Man7 Anatomical drawings 248 Study of Horse8 Allegories emblems and pictographs p422 O human misery—how many things you must serve for money; 378 Young man on horse; 399 Neptune and seahorses; 405 Allegory9 Plant studies 411 Study of Lily10 Studies of landscapes water and natural catastrophes11 Drawings of maps and plans12 Architectural studies 481 Study for Cupola of Milans; 505 Study for a Fortress13 Engineering and machinery studies 526 Unwinding Spring; 533 Raising a Beam; 536 Volute Gear; 554 Machine for Manufacturing Rope14 Studies for military Euipment 573 Machine with Sixteen Crossbows; 574 Treadwheel; 580 Scythed Chariot; 588 590 Studies of Halberds; 591 Shrapnel Mortar; 592 Row of Four Mortars15 Studies of flying machines and bird flight16 Studies on light and shade 659 Intersecting Pyramidal BeamsIt's a lot to handle at once But it's all worth handling at least once


  3. says:

    A very comprehensive look at Da Vinci's artistry and a look at his biography


  4. says:

    The first volume of this collection which deals with Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings is one which I found surprisingly slim I fully expected that an artist of Da Vinci's fame would have a large body of work but in fact the list of paintings attributed definitively to him is not very long at all According to the author as well as contemporary sources Da Vinci was a notoriously slow working painter and at many points in his life actually gave up the brush entirely to work on other projects I fully expect to see a much fuller catalogue of pieces in volume 2 since it has a much lengthier page count than volume 1 That being said considering the passage of time and the delicate nature of paintings especially those in tempera which dissolves uite readily in water it is likely that some works have been lost some in fact can be surmised by written records and by copies attributed to the stylecompositionstudio of Da Vinci EVen with only a small oeuvre of works to peruse I was uite impressed by Da VInci's techniues especially the of layering thin glazes of oil paint and his wonderful compositions I would not be at all surprised if the contemporary rumours that his master had in fact given up painting in the wake of his pupil's overshadowing talent are true since Da Vinci was clearly a master albeit an unwilling one it seems of his trade In comparison to volume 1 the second book in this set is a touch underwhelming Sure the presentation is still top notch and I was uite impressed by the author’s care to organization seriously the amount of messy compilations drives me crazy but the reproductions seemed a bit off Maybe I’ve just seen too many false representations of Da Vinci’s work in films but the uality of the reproductions was obviously affected by poor preservation blame the ages and non careful curators or un enhanced reproductions I can’t definitely see how Da Vinci’s talent developed from sketch to superb painting though as his sketches clearly show an avid student and practitioner of his chosen craft What was most surprising considering that the subject of all of his paintings was either religious portraiture or battled was the range of drawings he produced During the Renaissance the focus on art production was limited to these three areas landscape painting hadn’t yet become marketable much less graphicabstract subjects so it is really no surprise that Leonardo was not able to paint these subjects for commission yet clearly he had no interest in limiting himself to the modes of his age Experiments in landscape subjects utilized innovatively in the background of his paintings which set him apart from his peers medical topography which would become a major subject as medicine advanced studies of common man which were in turn harnessed into Biblical scenarios and mechanical inventions showed his range of mind If only Leonardo had been born a few centuries later I am sure that he would have been a great innovator and would have relished the freedoms of the modern world of art architecture and mechanical experimentation


  5. says:

    Finally I have finished reading it or to be honest skimmingskipping it The writing in the book was too much for I felt that my head was turned in all directions because of all the description that was mentioned in it Now don't get me wrong I love art and everything and I did buy this volume for the sole purpose in getting to know about Leonardo Da Vinci's life and about his art it's just that the description I felt that it was making me get away from the book and not wanting to read it But all of the Art Sketches and the Paintings were just Fascinating and Fabulous and it showed why Leonardo Da Vinci's name isn't forgotten and will not be forgotten any time soon


  6. says:

    Amazing book for inspiration on sketching


  7. says:

    To do full reviewOverall great collection of drawings from one of the masters Go get it now What an amazing ability to draw Excellent collection of drawings made by Leonardo da Vinci starting in the early 1470s around age 20 and until the late 1510s late 60s Over 350 plates many scaled sufficiently to show the core elements to the naked eye Chapter 1 presents sketches of documented paintings The adoration of the magi commissioned around 1481 and never completed is represented through many sketches Chapter 2 presents drawings related to horses including horseriding heroes Extraordinary detail Leonardo was one of the first to get horses right Chapter 3 focuses on a mix of drawings from human figure to animals and even monsters Interesting to see his techniue evolve Chapter 4 focuses on drawings of drapes and robes This was one of the typical exercises and tasks in the apprenticeship done in Verrocchio's studio Early work but already an eye for light and shadow Some drawings are what we call today photorealistic Bit short Chapter 5 focuses on the human figure where Leonardo excelled at both realistic and grotesue today we say cartoonish approaches Chapter 6 on proportions in drawing especially the human figure is outstanding The features seem natural even those that are compressed on one axis presumably to fit his structure of annotated proportions Chapter 7 his anatomical drawings is outstanding That Leonardo figured it out in the 15th century is absolutely incredible Art students still find this tough today Even the imaginary drawings of monster limbs is great Chapter 8 presents very accomplished drawings of plants Chapter 9 introduces sketches of natural landscapes and related phenomena such as fires and water flows His landscape along the Arno August 5 1473 is one of the first if not the first landscape painting in the Western culture Until then the landscape was used as background to lead figures Chapter 10 summarizes his cartography attempts Very good drawings but I think cartography was already better at the time The architectural drawings in Chapter 11 are competent I liked the most the study for a polygonal defense system which uses fading one point perspective to depict a nearly circular structure This may be a basic drawing exercise today but at the time depicting perspective on paper so mapping a 3d stage onto a 2d window was new and still open to innovation The technical drawings in Chapter 12 are high uality The technical drawings of war machinery in Chapter 13 are outstanding The imagination reuired to create some of these drawings is far ahead of Leonardo's time as he tries to apply an intuition of natural laws of physics into practical use It is not clear if such implements could work in practice and thus if they can be called engineering innovations For example the scaled crossbow image 348 attempts to scale the force with which the projectile can be launched; it is unlikely the materials of the time could have worked at the scaled pressures involved in launching a large projectile of the size of several human lengths 5 6 meters


  8. says:

    It could be much better and exciting if translation and a little description of each drawing or at least some of the hand writings of Da Vinci Harder work on this book could be the best one But it is a good collection if someone wold to have the drawing pictures of Da Vinci


  9. says:

    While this collection isn't a book you would read cover to cover in one sitting it's an amazing resource The book has 100s of da vinci's sketches sorted by subject which really shows how much work went into the masterpieces that we recognize The sketches also show how diverse his talents were His anatomical drawings are far ahead for his time and his maps and contraptions show his expertise as almost an early military engineer This collection is one that I'll probably keep going back to for inspiration and use as a teaching tool Also this is just one of those books that feels nice in your hand and the nicer pages are worth the extra few bucks


  10. says:

    An awesome compilation of Leonardo da Vinci's graphic works There are a couple of pages of reading at the beginning of each chapter but in my opinion it would have been a little easier to follow if there were light notes with the pictures themselves


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