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Publisher: Giunti Editore

Format: hardcover

Leonardo: The Art of Drawing

This volume collects the most beautiful paintings and illustrations created by Leonardo, in an attempt to answer the question: How was beauty defined by a master and genius such as Leonardo?

Author Carlo Pedretti, an international expert on the artist and the Armand Hammer Chair in Leonardo Studies at UCLA, is perhaps the only person capable of answering this question through the study of the depictions of nature and portraits contained herein.

Pages 102 to 216 of this volume study specific images and their evolution from drawing to painting in the hands of this unique artist. The last pages of the book are a time line of Leonardo’s life.

Further titles in this series:

Klimt, Liberty, Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Ukiyo – E


The author Carlo Pedretti (born in Bologna, 1928) is an Italian historian. His area of expertise is the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci.


Pedretti is a professor emeritus of art history and Armand Hammer Chair in Leonardo Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the author of more than 40 books and 500 essays and articles in various languages, on the many aspects of his specialty. He is a member of the ministerial committee for the National Edition of the Manuscripts and Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. The honors conferred in Italy and abroad include the Gold Medal for Culture of the President of the Italian Republic in 1972, and that same year the Congressional Citation, which is the highest award from the Government of the United States.

He is noted as an expert consultant in authenticating disputed works by Da Vinci.[2]

On April 24, 2008 he was awarded honorary citizenship of the town of Vinci.


Size: 26 x 28.5 cm

Series: Atlantissimi