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5 definitive books on Leonardo da Vinci
Centuries have passed and yet we still sing the praises of the quintessential Renaissance man , Leonardo da Vinci. The historic figure, the legend and the man fits the bill for our reverence, intrigue and near worship at times. Da Vinci was an intelligent, creative and complicated figure. Within just the past century alone, a countless numbers of books have been written about him. Those who wish to learn more about him and about the time period in which he flourished would do well to dive into these five select books on Leonardo da Vinci. The Vitruvian man is a world renown sketch found in one of Leonardo's notebooks.
Reading some picture books about Leonardo da Vinci recently reignited my interest in him. What a genius! Not only did he paint the most famous portrait in Western civilization, but he relentlessly studied the way the world works and tinkered with countless inventions. Maybe these books will inspire you, too. Katie and the Mona Lisa is the fourth in an imaginative series, in which Katie climbs into different paintings in an art gallery.
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All rights reserved. Leonardo da Vinci was many things: a painter, an architect, an engineer, a theatrical producer—and gay, illegitimate, and wildly popular in Renaissance-era Italy. But Leonardo da Vinci earned the description, explains Walter Isaacson in his lavishly illustrated new biography. We have to start with the most famous smile in the world. Leonardo spent many pages in his notebook dissecting the human face to figure out every muscle and nerve that touched the lips. On one of those pages you see a faint sketch at the top of the beginning of the smile of the Mona Lisa.