Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable artistic talents made him a celebrity during his lifetime and an inspiration to generations of artists who have followed him. In this wide-ranging look at da Vinci's life and career, images of his most famous paintings, including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, are accompanied by in-depth analysis of the technique behind these masterpieces. In addition, da Vinci's engineering and anatomical drawings are discussed. Readers will discover how he shaped the Renaissance movement and introduced a new level of realism to art that still amazes viewers.