By Mike Lankford
In a ebook not like whatever ever written in regards to the Renaissance genius, Mike Lankford explodes each cliché approximately Da Vinci after which reconstructs him in accordance with a wealthy trove of obtainable evidence—bringing to lifestyles for the fashionable reader the fellow who has been studied via students for hundreds of years, but has remained as mysterious as ever.
trying to envision Da Vinci with no the obscuring residue of ancient varnish, the attractions, sounds, smells, and think of Renaissance Italy—usually lacking in different biographies—are all the following, transporting readers again to an international of battle and plague and court docket intrigue, of viciously aggressive recognized artists, of murderous tyrants with beautiful tastes in paintings ….
Lankford brilliantly captures Da Vinci's lifestyles because the compelling and unsafe event it kind of feels to have really been—fleeing from one sanctuary to the subsequent, one way or the other surviving in warfare zones beside his pal Machiavelli, suffering to make artwork his manner or no manner in any respect ... and infrequently paying dearly for these decisions.
it's a exciting and soaking up trip into the lifetime of a ferociously committed loner, whose art in a single manner or one other represents his noble uprising, supplying proposal that's timeless.
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Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci by Mike Lankford