Leonardo da Vinci and the art of sculpture / Gary M. Radke ; with contributions by Martin Kemp [and others].
- Radke, Gary M.
- Atlanta : High Museum of Art ; Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
High Museum of Art
J. Paul Getty Museum
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- Directors' foreword and acknowledgments / Michael E. Shapiro and Michael Brand -- Introduction. Leonardo : the mind of the sculptor / Gary M. Radke -- Leonardo, student of sculpture / Gary M. Radke -- What is good about sculpture? : Leonardo's Paragone revisited / Martin Kemp -- Leonardo, The Vitruvian man, and the De statua treatise / Pietro C. Marani -- Leonardo and the equestrian monument for Francesco Sforza : the story of an unrealized monumental sculpture / Andrea Bernardoni -- An abiding obsession : Leonardo's equestrian projects, 1507-1519 / Gary M. Radke and Darin J. Stine -- Giovan Francesco Rustici, with and without Leonardo / Philippe Sénéchal -- Florence and the bronze age : Leonardo and casting, the war of Pisa, and the Dieci di Balìa / Tommaso Mozzati.
- "Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is renowned as a painter, designer, draftsman, architect, engineer, scientist, and theorist. His work as a sculptor is not commonly acknowledged, and many have argued that Leonardo believed that sculpture was an inferior art form ("of lesser genius than painting"). Challenging and overturning these assumptions, Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture looks at the sculptural projects that the artist undertook, as well as the late Renaissance sculptures that were indebted to him." "Leonardo consistently drew inspiration from ancient sculpture, admired the work of such contemporary sculptural innovators as Donatello, and even trained under Andrea del Verrocchio, the preeminent bronze sculptor of late 15th-century Florence. Furthermore, Leonardo spent many years of his life working on two larger-than-life-sized horse sculptures - Sforza and Trivulzio - monuments to Francesco Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and to Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, his sucessor. Although neither was completed, the authors argue that these equestrian monuments show how Leonardo was intensely engaged with the design dilemmas of representing a horse rearing on its hind legs. Another highlight of the book is a group of new images of the John the Baptist Preaching to a Levite and a Pharisee, a recently restored large-scale work in the Florentine Baptistery that clearly demonstrates Leonardo's collaboration with Giovanni Francesco Rustici."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780300154733 (trade cloth : hardcover)
0300154739 (trade cloth : hardcover)
9781932543322 (trade paper : pbk.)
1932543325 (trade paper : pbk.)
9781932543315 (trade cloth : hardcover)
1932543317 (trade cloth : hardcover)
- Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 6, 2009-Feb. 21, 2010 and at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Calif., Mar. 23-June 20, 2010.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214).
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