The da Vinci Legacy: How a 16th Century Solitary Genius Became a Global Pop Icon
Only eighteen of his paintings exist today; a meagre offering compared to the hundreds of paintings produced by his contemporaries. He died as a recluse in France. His scribblings were random and unorganized, unread and unpublished during his lifetime. Yet 500 years after his death, da Vinci’s work become highly acclaimed. Books and TV series about this mysterious man fascinate audiences. Why does his name cause such enthusiasm while his peers have been forgotten or relegated to the tomes of dusty history?
The da Vinci Legacy—How a 16th Century Solitary Genius Became a Global Pop Icon takes art history buffs on a thrilling expedition through history, starting with da Vinci’s later years, trekking though time discussing how his reputation and followers grew over time. Learn more about da Vinci’s most famous artwork, his students, and his early biographers, and witness the ways in which his popularity transformed over time.
A da Vinci fan myself, I was curious to learn about what makes da Vinci’s legacy so intriguing and long-lasting. I wasn’t disappointed! If you love art and history, this is an excellent read that you’re sure to enjoy. It’s well-researched and engaging. Check it out!
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|Author||Jean-Pierre Isbouts • Christopher Heath Brown|
|Page Count||328 pages|
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