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The Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci (Master Draughtsman Series) Leonardo da Vinci

The Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci (Master Draughtsman Series)

Leonardo da Vinci

Published December 1st 1991
ISBN : 9780875051574
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THE DRAWINGS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI BY C. LEWIS HIND.LEONARDO DA VINCI found in drawing the readiest and most stimulating way of self-expression. The use of pen and crayon came to him as naturally as the monologue to an eager and egoistic talker. The outline designs in his Treatise on Painting aid and amplify the text with a force that is almost unknown in modern illustrated books. Open the pages at random. Here is a sketch showing the greatest twist which a man can make in turning to look at himself behind. The accompanying text is hardly needed. The drawing supplies all that Leonardo wished to convey. Unlike Velasquez, whose authentic drawings are almost negligible, pen, pencil, silver-point, or chalk were rarely absent from Leonardos hand, and although, in face of the Monna Lisa and The Virgin of the 1$ocks and the St. Anne, it is an exaggeration to say that he would have been quite as highly esteemed had none of his work except the drawings been preserved, it is in the dAbout the PublisherForgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at http://www.forgottenbooks.org