In this same library we saw some drawings by Michael Angelo (these Italians call him Mickel Angelo,) and Leonardo da Vinci. (They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchy; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.) We reserve our opinion of these sketches.
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. We are not infallible judges of pictures, but of course we went there to see this wonderful painting, once so beautiful, always so worshipped by masters in art, and forever to be famous in song and story.
The world seems to have become settled in the belief, long ago, that it is not possible for human genius to outdo this creation of da Vinci's.
The word 'human,' indeed, became the chosen motto of the Renaissance scholars; 'humanists' was the title which they applied to themselves as to men for whom 'nothing human was without appeal.' New creative enthusiasm, also, and magnificent actual new creation, followed the discovery of the old treasures, creation in literature and all the arts; culminating particularly in the early sixteenth century in the greatest group of painters whom any country has ever seen, Lionardo da Vinci
, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
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 da Vinci
. "What, old mole!
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.
"Well," asked Father Brown rubbing his dusty hair up, "what do you think of Leonardo da Vinci
? A beautiful Italian head."
A total 144 drawings taken from da Vinci
's notebooks will be displayed, with each venue tackling a different subject.
Leonardo da Vinci
is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time.
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci
, 12 of the master's drawings from the Royal Collection will be shown at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
The Da Vinci
Science Center of Allentown plans to use the site for Da Vinci
Science City, which will have multiple exhibits focused on health care, manufacturing, technology and nature.