Leonardo's Anatomical Drawings

Leonardo's Anatomical Drawings

by Leonardo da Vinci

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Overview

"It is a miracle that any one man should have observed, read, and written down so much in a single lifetime." — Kenneth Clark, art historian and Leonardo da Vinci biographer
A perfectionist in his artwork, Leonardo da Vinci studied nature and anatomy to produce amazingly realistic paintings. Using scientific methods in his investigations of the human body — the first ever by an artist — he was able to create remarkably accurate depictions of the "ideal" figure.
This exceptional collection of 59 precise, detailed drawings reprints Leonardo's sketches, still considered the finest ever made, of the skeleton; vertebral column; skull; upper and lower extremities; cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems; human embryos; and other subjects. The volume will be a welcome addition to the libraries of artists, illustrators, and scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486438627
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/17/2004
Series: Dover Fine Art, History of Art Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 539,378
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

One of the great geniuses of Western civilization, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is the true Renaissance man. In addition to his abundant artistic skills, he was a visionary scientist and mechanical engineer who theorized the development of flying machines and solar power.

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