Shedding light on Leonard da Vinci as human being, this e-book app analyzes the complete works of, and pages of handwritten journals by, the versatile genius da Vinci.
"Painter should be versatile otherwise he doesn't deserve praise," Leonard da Vinci said.
That is, his enormous research, which some say the fruit of human wisdom,
was conducted just to accomplish the expression of 'painting.'
Only 13 works remain, among da Vinci's paintings.
By examining them thoroughly from every angle,
and by scrutinizing the handwritten journals da Vinci wrote down his research,
the Pen magazine reveals what this Renaissance genius drew.
* 'Pen' is art & culture magazine in Japan; 'Pen BOOKS' is a series of books compiled by the Pen magazine.
* The 'Pen BOOKS' app is only for the iPad. You cannot read it for iPhone.
* Only Japanese version
- The Age of Renaissance, the Genius of Art.
- Thorough Examination of All His Works.
> Annunciation: the debut painting's overwhelming maturity
> Madonna of the Carnation: efforts to establish his original style can be seen
> Benois Madonna: projecting his feelings toward his mother onto Mary's smile
> Ginevra de' Benci: the amazing portrayal that endures any 'close-up'
> St. Jerome in the Wilderness: 'the saint in anguish' with a strange destiny
> Adoration of the Magi: the ambitious structure of groups drawn mixes allegory and realism
> Virgin of the Rocks: because of his bold thinking, this work became controversial
> Lady with an Ermine: uplifting ermine catches your eye
> La belle ferronniere: full of hints to read subsequent paintings
> The Last Supper: the great asset of humanity survived numerous accidents
> La Gioconda (Mona Lisa): who is the smiling lady?
> The Virgin and Child with St. Anne: the portrait of three generations, flooded with longing for maternity
> St. John the Baptist: his art reaches the top with this 'posthumous work'
> Etudes and unfinished works, which bear eloquent testimony to his extraordinariness
- Scrutinizing 'Handwritten Journals' -- the Culmination of His Lifelong Research.
- 67 Years of da Vinci's Life Was Just Like Western Art History.
- That's Why da Vinci Shines Eternally.
- The da Vinci News, Still Making a Great Flutter.
- 8 Episodes Tell Surprising Real Face of the Genius.
- is associate professor of western art history at Keisen University in Tokyo, JAPAN. Ikegami is the author of many books including "Western Art History in Love," "Bloody Western History," "The Last Word of da Vinci," "The World of Leonard da Vinci," "Leonard da Vinci and Annunciation" and "Leonard da Vinci: Old Master of Western Paintings 8."
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