Leonardo da Vinci

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  • Title: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Author: Giorgio Vasari
  • ISBN: 9780141397764
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this painting of Leonardo s there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human Often called the first art historian , Vasari writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists.Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguin s 80th birthday Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Pe In this painting of Leonardo s there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human Often called the first art historian , Vasari writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists.Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguin s 80th birthday Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe Here are stories lyrical and savage poems epic and intimate essays satirical and inspirational and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions Giorgio Vasari 1511 1574 Vasari s works available in Penguin Classics are Lives of the Artists Volume I and Volume II.

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      Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter and architect, known for his famous biographies of Italian artists.

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    1. “In the normal course of events many men and women are born with various remarkable qualities and talents; but occasionally, in a way that transcends nature, a single person is marvellously endowed by heaven with beauty, grace, and talent in such abundance that he leaves other men far behind, all his actions seem inspired, and indeed everything he does comes from God rather than human art.”This historian clearly admires Da Vinci, and it’s no wonder because by all accounts the man was a mar [...]


    2. Though an artist in his own right, Giorgio Vasari is best known for his histories of famous Renaissance artists. This is an extract from his three-volume Lives of the Artists looking at Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Filippo Lippi, and Sandro Botticelli. The essay on da Vinci was enlightening on who he was as a person rather than just the list of accomplishments he’s known for. We learn that he was a physically beautiful man with a magnetic personality who charmed everyone around him, but he also surp [...]


    3. This little book is a little dry that is true but more importantly it is one the first books on the appreciation and study of art.Those who have gave this a low rating have failed to understand the importance of this work which is a shame, if one considers that this was the only book people had access to and without it certain aspects, particularly in the case of works that were destroyed or missing there would be no record.The complete volumes are in my line of sight, for who knows what gems ar [...]


    4. Three short and interesting biographies of great painters, through which we get to know their personal, crazy and funny moments. Giorgio achieves in making these artists of inmensurable genius much more relatable to us all.


    5. This was the first time I’ve ever read anything of Vasari’s, even though I’ve heard so much about him in my art history classes. And I have to admit that I really liked it. It is fascinating to me how something written in the 16th century seems almost so contemporary. This is the power of timelessness. I’ve learnt so many things I didn’t know before, even though I was pretty much familiar with the artists. Personally, I admire every single one mentioned in this little book but I have a [...]


    6. Unbelievably dull, which is a shame because the men he's talking about were anything but. Da Vinci, Fra Filippo Lippi and Bottecelli were all wonderful Italian artists and we get nice glimpses of their lives here (and their little vices, too) but I think you need photos of the artwork being described to really understand how wonderful they were.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy


    7. Interesting to read a biography written by an author from the 16th century. Though it was more adulatory than insightful. Bonus Sandro Botticelli chapter too.


    8. feeling rather cultured after reading about the life and times of well renowned artist Leonardo da Vinci an interesting and quick read




    9. Very interesting contemporary(ish) biographies of three painters, fore-mostly da Vinci, whom the writer clearly adores. The contribution to art, the technique and the personality are all rendered economically. For a lay,an I learnt a lot and I referred to Google images as I went to try to see the points being ,are through the works referenced. The other paInters are also interesting and it was clearly an amazing time for art, which was seen in those days as the pinnacle of human achievement, wit [...]


    10. “In the normal course of events many men and women are born with various remarkable qualities and talents; but occasionally, in a way that transcends nature, a single person is marvelously endowed by heaven with beauty, grace, and talent in such abundance that he leaves other men far behind, all his actions seem inspired, and indeed everything he does comes from God rather than human art.”



    11. Brief Bios of three Italian artists: Da Vinci, Filipipo & Botticelli. A great read for anyone studying art history, or traveling to Italy




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