Leonardo Da Vinci and Anatomy: The Mechanics of Life (Paperback)

Leonardo Da Vinci and Anatomy: The Mechanics of Life By Leonardo Da Vinci (Artist), Pascal Brioist (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Dominique Le Nen Nen (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Leonardo Da Vinci (Artist), Pascal Brioist (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Dominique Le Nen Nen (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Anatomical drawings from the Renaissance master that influenced medical science and informed his artistic output

Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) made detailed anatomical sketches that contributed both to a greater understanding of the human body and to the compositions of his own artworks. Da Vinci was not content with a passive description of the human body; he sought to understand the mysteries of its functions by studying the mechanics, senses and bodily processes through the means of dissection.
This catalog for the exhibition at the Ch teau de Clos Luc , where da Vinci spent the final years of his life, demonstrates how the artist's work as an anatomist was critical to his practice as a painter. Well-known works such as The Last Supper are shown to have been influenced by knowledge gathered in the medical field. The book brings together Leonardo's drawings with objects, books studied by the artist, interviews with specialists and 3D reconstructions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9782370742148
ISBN-10: 2370742143
Publisher: Skira
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English