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A Treatise On Painting


Author : Leonardo (da Vinci)
language : en
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Release Date : 1802

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A Treatise On Painting


Author : Leonardo Da Vinci
language : en
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Release Date : 2015-04-14

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The excellence of the following Treatise is so well known to all in any tolerable degree conversant with the Art of Painting, that it would be almost superfluous to say any thing respecting it, were it not that it here appears under the form of a new translation, of which fome account may be expected. Of the original Work, which is in reality a selection from the voluminous manuscript collections of the Author, both in Solio and Quarto, of all such passages as related to Painting, no edition appeared in print till 1651. Though its Author died so long before as the year 1519; and it is owing to the circumstance of a manuscript copy of these extracts in the original Italian, having fallen into the hands of “Raphael” that in the former of these years it was published at Paris in a thin folio volume in that language, accompanied with a set of cuts from the drawings of Niccolo Pouissin, and Alberti, the former having designed and defined the human figures, the latter the geometrical and other representations.. The first translation of this Treatise into English, appeared in the year 1721. It does not declare by whom it was made; but though it prosesses to have been done from the original Italian, it is evident, upon a comparison, that more use was made of the revised edition of the French translation. Indifferent, however, as it is, it had become fo scarce, and risen to a price fo extravagant, that, to supply the demand, it was found necessary, in the year 1796, to reprint it as it stood, with all its errors on its head, no opportunity then offering of procuring a french translation. This last impression, however, being now alfo disposed of, and a new one again called for, the present Translator was induced to step forward, and undertake the office of frenh translating it, on finding, by comparing the former versions both in French and English with the original, many passages which he thought might at once be more concisely and more faithfully rendered. ABOUT AUTHOR: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest polymaths of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time. Born out of wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded him by Francis I. Leonardo was, and is, renowned as one of the greatest painters of all time. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time, with their fame approached only by Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon, being reproduced on items as varied as the euro coin, textbooks, and T-shirts. Perhaps fifteen of his paintings have survived, the small number because of his constant, and frequently disastrous, experimentation with new techniques, and his chronic procrastination. Nevertheless, these few works, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivalled only by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo. Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualised flying machines, an armoured vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull, also outlining a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics.

A Treatise On Painting


Author : Cennino Cennini
language : en
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Release Date : 1844

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A Treatise On Painting By Leonardo Da Vinci


Author : Leonardo da Vinci
language : en
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Release Date : 2004-09-01

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1897. With a life of Leonardo and an account of his works by John William Brown. Leonardo da Vinci was a Florentine artist and one of the great masters of the High Renaissance. His most famous work is the Mona Lisa. He was also celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His profound love of knowledge and research was the keynote of both his artistic and scientific endeavors. His innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death, and his scientific studies- particularly in the fields of anatomy, optics, and hydraulics-anticipated many of the developments of modern science. Evidence indicates that Leonardo had apprentices and pupils in Milan, for whom he probably wrote the various texts that are compiled into Treatise on Painting. Contents: The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci; Drawing-Proportion; Invention or Composition; Light and Shadow; Colors and Coloring; and Miscellaneous Observations.

A Treatise On Painting By Leonardo Da Vinci


Author : Leonardo da Vinci
language : en
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Release Date : 2014-03-30

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1897 Edition.

A Treatise On Painting To Which Is Prefixed A New Life Of The Author By J S Hawkins


Author : Leonardo da Vinci
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Release Date : 1802

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A Treatise On Painting


Author : Leonardo
language : en
Publisher: General Books
Release Date : 2009-08

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... appended; "Originally the property of some Dominicans, afterwards transferred to the Museum; it represents the Virgin and Jesus, and is painted on copper, silvered by a preparation much used among artists of the Florentine school, but which has the disadvantage of causing the painting to turn black and peel off after a certain time; of this the picture we are speaking of is an example." 17.--Madonnas At Florence. According to Gaye and Bottari, Leonardo painted two Madonnas when he was at Florence, and these were said to be almost finished in 1507; they are nqw apparently lost. iii. drawings and sketches. There are several collections of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. The most important are in the Ambrosian Library, Milan; the Gallery of the Louvre, Paris; the Koyal Gallery, Florence; the Albertina Gallery, Vienna; the Academy, Venice; the Print Room, British Museum; the Royal Library, Windsor Castle; Christ Church College, Oxford; the Duke of Devonshire's Library; the Earl of Warwick's Collection; and that of Mr. Malcolm, of Poltalloch. the ambrosian library, milan contains, among the more important drawings, the following Twenty-four Subjects selected from the " Codice Atlantico" to illustrate the Saggio Delle Opere Di Leonardo Da Vinoi.1 1. Fac-simile of the autograph letter sent by Leonardo to Lodovico il Moro, about 1483. 1 Milan, 1872. 2. Rough sketch and map of Milan and its environs. 3. Various machines for raising water. 4. A canal with sluices and weirs, and details of same. 5. Plan for excavating and embanking a canal, with long ms. details. 6. Coloured sketch for delivery of water from the canal of S. Cristoforo. 7. Sketch map of the Red Sea and the Mediterranean with ms. notes as to their respectiv...