A Treatise on Painting

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Author:  Leonardo da Vinci
  • Collection:  "Thesaurus" Collection
  • Year: 01-09-2014
  • Translator from Italian: Vladimir Svintilla
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1398-01
  • SKU: 19.0056
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-500-3
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Leonardo da Vinci's written observations about painting rank among the most remarkable from any era. Never edited by the author himself into a single coherent book, these writings were compiled many years after Leonardo's death into the principal repository of his practical thoughts on the techniques of drawing and painting. 

A Treatise on Painting begins with precise instructions on drawing the human body and then moves on to techniques of rendering motion. Other topics include perspective, composition, the expression of various emotions, creating effects of light and shadow, and color. With 48 anatomical drawings by Nicholas Poussin and geometrical and architectural designs by Leon Battista Alberti, this famous volume remains one of the world's most useful and valuable art instruction books.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452–1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, arc... Read more

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Tags: Aesthetics,Science of Art,Fine Arts

Year 01-09-2014
Translator from Italian: Vladimir Svintilla
Pages 496
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.65 kg
Collection Колекция "Тезаурус"
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Aesthetics, Science of Art, Fine Arts

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