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by Charles Nicholl

Author: Charles Nicholl
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (August 31, 2011)
Pages: 640 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.7
Other formats: mobi lit lrf doc

Published: 07/04/2005

Published: 07/04/2005. Prize-winning author Charles Nicholl has immersed himself for five years in all the manuscripts, paintings and artefacts to produce an 'intimate portrait' of Leonardo. He uses these contemporary materials - his notebooks and sketchbooks, eye witnesses and early biographies, etc - as a way into the mental tone and physical texture of his life and has made myriad small discoveries about him and his work and his circle of associates. Among much else, the book identifies what Nicholl argues is an unknown portrait of the artist hanging in a church near Lodi in northern Italy.

Leonardo da Vinci is the most mysterious of all the great artists, continuing to inspire and intrigue centuries after his death. Who lies behind the legend of the 'Renaissance genius'? What is the real story behind his elusive masterpieces and tantalizing notebooks? Prize-winning author Charles Nicholl has immersed himself for five years in all the manuscripts, paintings and artefacts to produce an 'intimate portrait' of Leonardo

This is how Charles Nicholl ends his biography of Leonardo da Vinci.

This is how Charles Nicholl ends his biography of Leonardo da Vinci. Nicholl seeks the real Leonardo, not the hagiographic Renaissance superman; indeed, while he concedes you cannot write about Leonardo without using the word "genius," he avoids it at all costs. To Nicholl, Leonardo is a complex man just like any other.

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Penguin Celebrations was a book series released by Penguin Books in 2008, Penguin re-released 36 modern popular works using Penguin's distinctive late . Charles Nicholl - Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind. Claire Tomalin - Jane Austen: A Life

Penguin Celebrations was a book series released by Penguin Books in 2008, Penguin re-released 36 modern popular works using Penguin's distinctive late 1940s style, rebranded 'Penguin Celebrations'. Following the 1940s style; Green is for 'mystery', Orange for 'fantastic fiction', Pink for 'distant lands', Dark Blue for 'real lives' and Purple for 'viewpoints'. Claire Tomalin - Jane Austen: A Life. Jeremy Paxman - The English.

Charles Nicholl’s Leonardo Da Vinci isn’t merely a lovely book, it’s Leonardoesque. Leonardo knew how to make drawings and paintings glow with lyrical mystery.

Charles Nicholl Charles Nicholl is the author of nine books of history, biography and travel, including the celebrated The Reckoning- Th. .

Charles Nicholl is the author of nine books of history, biography and travel, including the celebrated The Reckoning- The Murder of Christopher Marlowe(winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, and the Crime Writers' Association 'Gold Dagger' Award for non-fiction), Somebody Else- Arthur Rimbaud in Africa(winner of the Hawthornden Prize), The Fruit Palaceand The Creature.

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Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind.

The book identifies what Nicholl argues is an unknown portrait of the artist hanging in a church near Lodi in northern Italy. It also contains new material on his eccentric assistant Tomasso Masini, his homosexual affairs in Florence, and his curious relationship with a female model and/or prostitute from Cremona. Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind.

Leonardo is the greatest, most multi-faceted and most mysterious of all Renaissance artists, but extraordinarily, considering his enormous reputation, this is the first full-length biography in English for several decades. Prize-winning author Charles Nicholl has immersed himself in manuscripts, paintings and artefacts to produce an intimate portrait of Leonardo. He uses these contemporary materials - his notebooks and sketchbooks, eye witnesses and early biographies, etc - as a way into the mental tone and physical texture of his life and has made many discoveries about him, his work and his circle of associates. The book identifies what Nicholl argues is an unknown portrait of the artist hanging in a church near Lodi in northern Italy. It also contains new material on his eccentric assistant Tomasso Masini, his homosexual affairs in Florence, and his curious relationship with a female model and/or prostitute from Cremona. This is a masterpiece of modern biography.