“The Renaissance genius comes to life in this ambitious new study. Isaacson, who has written celebrated biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, draws a vigorous, insightful portrait of the world’s most famous portraitist and concludes with worthy lessons we can all learn from da Vinci.”
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Leonardo Da Vinci had documented a lot of his astonishing works and discoveries about his life, in various notebooks and journals. And author Walter Isaacson has beautifully entwined these into a narrative, that showcases the fascinating connection of the great polymath’s art with science, in his latest book: Leonardo da Vinci.
He portrays the various ways in which we can adapt the progressive skills that formed the base of Leonardo’s genius. Isaacson succeeds in bringing out the fact that even the humblest of the skills such as a careful observation or a passionate curiosity can help us bring considerable improvement in ourselves.
Leonardo had created the two most famous paintings that the world still admires: Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He was one of the finest artists that the world has ever seen. But at the same time, he was also a man with an immense passion for science and technology. Leonardo used to pursue innovative studies on birds, fossils, anatomy, the heart, flying machines, geology, botany, and weaponry.
This book uncovers various interesting facts about the secrets behind his extraordinary and vivid creativity, sourced from his wide range of passions. He used to peel off the flesh from the faces of corpses, and then, draw the muscles that moved the lips. This helped him paint history’s most memorable smile.
All in all, this is a passionate, masterful and enthralling book that will keep you engaged throughout with its ravishing content and dozens of color illustrations.