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Leonardo da Vinci : the anatomy of man : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Author: Martin Clayton; Leonardo, da Vinci; Ronald Philo; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.; Windsor Castle. Royal Library.
Publisher: Houston : Museum of Fine Arts ; Boston : Little, Brown and Co., ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, is renowned not only for the artistic mastery of his painting and drawing but for the richness of his intellect and his insatiable curiosity about all aspects of the natural and man-made world. Leonardo was among the first artists to study human anatomy in great detail, and his anatomical drawings reveal him to be a gifted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
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Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Leonardo, da Vinci; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Leonardo, da Vinci; Elisabeth, reine de Grande-Bretagne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Clayton; Leonardo, da Vinci; Ronald Philo; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.; Windsor Castle. Royal Library.
ISBN: 0821219162 9780821219164 0890900531 9780890900536
OCLC Number: 24628280
Notes: "A Bulfinch press book."
Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 28-Sept. 6, 1992.
Drawings and prints from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, and other institutions.
Credits: Exhibition organised by the Royal Library at Windsor Castle in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Description: 141 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Oliver Everett --
Acknowledgments / Peter C. Marzio --
Leonardo the Anatomist / Martin Clayton --
Catalogue of the Exhibition / Martin Clayton and Ron Philo --
A Note on Leonardo's Manuscripts.
Responsibility: by Martin Clayton ; with commentaries on anatomy by Ron Philo.

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, is renowned not only for the artistic mastery of his painting and drawing but for the richness of his intellect and his insatiable curiosity about all aspects of the natural and man-made world. Leonardo was among the first artists to study human anatomy in great detail, and his anatomical drawings reveal him to be a gifted observer of the human body. He studied not only living men and women but cadavers, which he dissected with painstaking care in order to draw each vessel, muscle, and organ with ultimate precision. The Royal Library at Windsor Castle houses the finest private collection of drawings in the world, and its greatest treasure is a magnificent group of more than six hundred sheets by Leonardo. Reproduced here are forty-one of his finest anatomical drawings, incorporating countless studies and commentaries in the artist's hand. The sheets, dating from 1489 to c. 1513, show the remarkable evolution, of his drawing style as well as his anatomical knowledge. Images of great beauty and scientific interest, they herald Leonardo as one of the most accomplished artists in the history of anatomy.

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