Leonardo on Painting

ISBN-10: 0300090951

ISBN-13: 9780300090956

Edition: 2001

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This is a selection of Leonardo da Vinci's writings on painting. Martin Kemp and Margaret Walker have edited material not only from his so-called Treatise on Painting but also from his surviving manuscripts and from other primary sources.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Martin Kemp is professor of the history of art at Oxford University.

Margaret Walker wrote poetry, essays, the novel Jubilee, and the biography Richard Wright: Daemonic Genius. she created pioneering programs in the humanities and African American studies at Jackson State University, where she was a faculty member for almost three decades.

Notes to this edition
Editor's Introduction
Preface: Knowledge, Learning and Experience
General Principles
The Science of Art
The Works of the Eye and Ear Compared
The Science of Vision in Painting
The Eye and Light
Introduction to Perspective
Perspective of Size
Colour and the Perspective of Colour
Perspective of Disappearance
Light and Shade
The Human Body
Anatomy and Motion
Posture, Expression and Decorum
The Depiction of Nature
Light in the Countryside
Distances, Atmosphere and Smoke
Trees seen in Landscapes
The Painter's Practice
Ethics for the Painter
Judging Works
Advice for the Young Painter
Criteria and Judgements
The Life of the Painter
How Effects Should be Achieved
The Studio and Painters' Aids
Wall Painting and Illusion
The Invention and Composition of Narratives
Examples of Compositions
Examples of Allegories and Emblems: 'Fictions that Signify Great Things'
Leonardo's Artistic Career
Letters from Leonardo
Contracts and Documents Regarding Commissions
The End of Leonardo's Life
Manuscript Sources and Notes
Glossary of Problematical Terms
Bibliography and Abbreviations
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