She was like a woman of Leonardo da Vinci's, whom we love not so much for herself as for the things that she will not tell us, The things are assuredly not of this life; no woman of Leonardo's could have anything so vulgar as a "story." She did develop most wonderfully day by day.
She reminded him of a Leonardo more than ever; her sunburnt features were shadowed by fantastic rock; at his words she had turned and stood between him and the light with immeasurable plains behind her.
She looked, indeed, like one of those wonderful boys of the Italian Renaissance, whom you may still see at the National Gallery, whose beauty is no denial, but rather the stamp of their slender, supple strength, young painters and sculptors who held the palette for Leonardo
, or wielded the chisel for Michelangelo, and anon threw both aside to take up sword for Guelf or Ghibelline in the narrow streets of Florence.
I had reached the conclusion, it will be remembered, that the extra baggage of my friend, the artist, would prove to be pictures, or at least a picture; for I knew he had been for several weeks in conference with Nicolino:--and now here was a box, which, from its shape, COULD possibly contain nothing in the world but a copy of Leonardo
's "Last Supper;" and a copy of this very "Last Supper," done by Rubini the younger, at Florence, I had known, for some time, to be in the possession of Nicolino.
In this same library we saw some drawings by Michael Angelo (these Italians call him Mickel Angelo,) and Leonardo da Vinci.
Here in Milan, in an ancient tumble-down ruin of a church, is the mournful wreck of the most celebrated painting in the world--"The Last Supper," by Leonardo da Vinci.
That fact I saw again in the Academmia at Naples, in the chambers of sculpture, and yet again when I came to Rome and to the paintings of Raphael, Angelo, Sacchi, Titian, and Leonardo
"Well," asked Father Brown rubbing his dusty hair up, "what do you think of Leonardo
da Vinci (1452-1519) is often considered, because of the universality of his interests, a man for all ages.
A s part of the official celebrations for the anniversary of 500 years from the death of Leonardo
da Vinci, the Italian Embassy in Cyprus in collaboration with the art historian Maria Paphiti, organise a lecture by the renowned Italian Professor Maurizio Seracini.
Summary: Washington D.C [U.S.A], May 24 (ANI): Recent findings suggest that Leonardo
da Vinci, the man behind some of the world's most iconic art, may have struggled to complete some of his iconic artworks because he suffered from Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), scientists claim.