Leonardo da Vinci, The Complete Paintings and Drawings

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Johannes Nathan, Frank Zöllner
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TASCHEN 25 – Special edition! The innocence of the eye As a blind person might see the world if the gift of sight were suddenly returned—this is how we might describe the effect of William Turner’s paintings on the observer. John Ruskin, Turner’s uncompromising 19th-century defender, alluded to this idea when he spoke of an “innocence of the eye” which perceived the world’s colours and forms before it could recognize their significance. But to develop such a style, William Turner (1775-1851) first had to overcome the legacy of late rococo academic teachings. He was simultaneously a romantic and a realist—and yet he transcended both styles. His landscapes, far in advance of their time, have been called forerunners of Impressionism, yet they also possess traits that influenced Expressionism, and many of his late compositions are undeniably surrealistic. Turner’s art cannot be bound by such classifications, and remains an oddity to art history even today. His work arises from a unique relation to the nature that it depicts: through his brilliant sketches, he found a rigorously open kind of painting in which nature sets free the use of colour. And through the workings of the natural elements—especially atmospheric light—Turner confronted nature at the point where nature itself is an image. This book opens up Turner’s paintings for the eye, demonstrating that he was not simply illustrating nature, but that his pictures speak directly to the eye as nature does itself—through a world of light and colour. About the Series: Every book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art Series features: •a detailed chronological summary of the artist’s life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist •approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions •a concise biography About the author: Michael Bockemühl (b. 1943) studied art history, philosophy and ecclesiastical history in Munich and Bochum. He qualified as a professor in 1984 at the Ruhr University, and lecturered in the history of the art of late antiquity, the Middle Ages and the early modern age. In 1990 he was awarded a chair in the science of art, aesthetics and art education by Witten Herdecke University. His TASCHEN monographs include Rembrandt (1991) and William Turner (1991).

Lots of his drawings too. If you're into reading about his life and works, this will keep you occupied for quite a while.

Creator of the world's most famous paintings, this scientist, artist, philosopher, inventor, builder, and mechanic epitomized the great flowering of human consciousness that marks his era. Leonardo da Vinci's drawings would become an essential part of his legacy. Da Vinci sketched prolifically, planning inventions, exploring human anatomy, drawing landscapes, and blocking out plans for paintings such as The Virgin of the Rocks and his sole surviving mural, The Last Supper . Drawing of Locks on a River - by Leonardo da Vinci: Drawing of Salai - by Leonardo da Vinci: Drawing of the Comparative Anatomy of the Legs of a Man and a Dog - by Leonardo da Vinci: Drawing of the Torso and the Arms - by Leonardo da Vinci: Drawing of the Uterus of a Pregnant Cow - by Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings of a bird in flight - by ... Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath, having been a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer.Born as the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant girl, Caterina, at Vinci in the region ... Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable.