Leonardo

Author(s): 
Kemp, Martin
ISBN: 
0192806440
Date published: 
October 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£9.99

This fascinating exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work identifies what it was that made him so unique and explains the phenomenon of one of the world's most celebrated artistic geniuses who, five hundred years on, still grips and inspires us. Martin Kemp offers us exceptional insights into what it was that made this Renaissance man so special, and the 'real' meaning behind such masterpieces as The Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Tracing Leonardo's career in all its variety, we learn of his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with powerful patrons, and the truth about his religious views.