Mona Lisa

Author: Martin Kemp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191066979
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Genre: History

Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual beginning we see how the painting metamorphosed into a 'universal picture' that became the prime vehicle for Leonardo's prodigious knowledge of the human and natural worlds. We learn about the new money of the ambitious merchant who married into the old gentry of Lisa's family. We discover Lisa's life as a wife and mother, her association with sexual scandals, and her later life in a convent. We meet, for the first time, previously undiscovered members of Leonardo's immediate family and discover new information about his early life. The tiny hill town of Vinci is placed before us, with its widespread poverty. We find out about the career and possessions of his father, a notable lawyer in Florence. The meaning of the portrait that resulted from these human circumstances is vividly illuminated though Renaissance love poetry and verses specifically dedicated to Leonardo. We come to understand how Leonardo's sciences of optics, psychology, anatomy and geology are embraced in his poetic science of art. Recent scientific examinations of the painting disclose how it evolved to assume its present appearance in Leonardo's experimental hands. Above all, we cut through the suppositions and the myths to show that the portrait is a product of real people in a real place at a real time. This is the book that brings back a sense of reality into the creation of the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. And the actual Mona Lisa, it turns out, is even more astonishing and transcendent than the Mona Lisa of legend.

Leonardos Geheimnis

Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
Publisher:
ISBN: 3471795278
Release Date: 2007
Genre:

Die Lebensgeschichte der jungen Lisa, der Mona Lisa Leonardos, ist voll dramatischer Ereignisse. Im Florenz der Renaissance heiratet sie Guliano Medici, der bei den Wirren um den fanatischen Mönch Savonarola wahrscheinlich ums Leben gekommen ist.

Ich habe alles gelebt

Author: Peggy Guggenheim
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3404128427
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

Sie sammelte Männer und Kunst. Die Männer gingen, die Kunst blieb. In ihren respektlosen Memoiren plaudert Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979) anekdotenreich über ihre stürmischen Liebesaffären mit berühmten Künstlern wie Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock und Marcel Duchamp, über den mächtigen Guggenheim-Clan sowie über ihre provokanten Kunstausstellungen. Entstanden ist dabei nicht nur das schillernde Porträt eine außergewöhnliche Frau, sondern zugleich auch eine unterhaltsame Dokumentation über einen bedeutenden Abschnitt der modernen Kunstgeschichte. Dies ist die erste ungekürzte deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Autobiographie Peggy Guggenheims. Mit zahlreichen bisher unveröffentlichten Abbildungen.

Leonardo Michelangelo Raphael

Author: Thomas Krämer
Publisher:
ISBN: 3932386795
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art, Italian

In dieser Arbeit wird erstmals der umfassende Versuch unternommen, die >Drei Großen der Hochrenaissance nicht isoliert oder als Konkurrenten um Aufträge und Ruhm zu betrachten, sondern als einen Organismus mit einer historischen Aufgabe. Das Zentrum der Untersuchung bilden die Monate im Jahr 1504, in denen - vor genau 500 Jahren - alle drei in Florenz weilten. Leonardo und Michelangelo lagen im Wettstreit um die gewaltigen Schlachtengemälde für den großartigen Ratssaal der Republik - und der junge Raphael begab sich in die Gemeinschaft der beiden Älteren als Lernender. In vielen Einzelstudien und anhand des reichen Bildmaterials werden bekannte, aber auch unbekanntere Gemälde und Skulpturen phänomenologisch befragt

Painting Mona Lisa

Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007391462
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Genre: Fiction

Painting Mona Lisa offers an explanation behind the mysteries surrounding da Vinci's famous portrait – why did Leonardo keep the Mona Lisa with him until his death?

Leonardo s Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

Author: MARTIN. SIMON KEMP (ROBERT B.. DALIVALLE, MARGARET.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 019881383X
Release Date: 2019-08-29
Genre:

A study of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, the world's most expensive painting; this volume recounts the story of the painting's modern-day discovery and restoration, but also delves into the collecting of Leonardo's works at the courts of Charles I and Charles II.

Mona Lisa

Author: Donald Sassoon
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106016263623
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Art


Becoming Mona Lisa

Author: Donald Sassoon
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156027119
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Art

Sophisticated prose and gorgeous illustrations combine to reveal how Leonardo da Vinci's creation became the greatest masterpiece in the history of art by exploring the birth of the painting, who the subject was, why it gained international recognition, and how it is used today, in a thoroughly researched and in-depth account of the making of a icon. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Private Life of a Masterpiece

Author: Monica Bohm-Duchen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520233786
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Art

This companion volume to a BBC series of the same name delves into eight famous pieces of art.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Martin Kemp
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 145493042X
Release Date: 2019-04
Genre:

Spring 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, and this volume by a leading da Vinci authority takes a fresh look at the master through a broadly chronological exploration of 100 of his milestones in art, science, engineering, architecture, anatomy, and more. Lavishly illustrated with stunning images, it provides unique insight into Leonardo's thinking across many fields of discipline.

Mona Lisa Revealed

Author: Giuseppe Pallanti
Publisher: Skira Editore
ISBN: 8876246592
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Presents a history of Florence and its wealthiest families during the lifetime of Leonardi da Vinci, presenting facts which support the premise that Lisa del Gioconda, a wealthy resident of the city, was the model for Leonardo's most famous painting.

Divina Proportione

Author: F.L. Pacioli
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9785879564433
Release Date: 1969
Genre: History


The Mona Lisa Caper

Author: Rick Jacobson
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 0887767265
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mona Lisa painting is happy to finally have a holiday away from the Louvre Museum when a painter, Vincenzo Peruggia, takes her from the wall to return her home and to her people.