This fine art book with a design twist identifies, decodes, and explains symbols hidden in Leonardo da Vincis works, using die-cut windows to enhance the experience of truly appreciating each masterpiece. Discover the secret symbols and meanings behind seventy-five featured drawings and paintings in this unique volume celebrating Leonardo da Vinci. This books innovative design pairs each painting with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each piece of art, and it features captions that highlight the most important symbols. Also included are carefully selected comparative works from da Vincis contemporaries to offer contextual perspective.
Learn the secrets behind such famous paintings as Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, as well as Adoration of the Magi, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, and many more. Each work featured in Discovering Leonardo The Art Lovers Guide to Understanding Da Vincis Masterpieces tells a story that becomes more fascinating as layer upon layer of symbolic meaning is revealed. Not only will this book give you a greater appreciation for each of da Vincis masterpieces, but it will also enhance your own understanding, not just of art, but of all the symbolic meanings that you might spot and find in various other works from renaissance artists, as well.
- ISBN Number: 978-0-7893-2268-5
- A Hardcover Reference Book
- Decodes the Symbolism Behind some of da Vincis Most Famous Paintings
- Features Die-Cut Windows with Artwork to Help Single Out Features and Educate Readers
- Great for Art Lovers, da Vinci Followers, and Renaissance Enthusiasts