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Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan

HardCover. Pub the Date: November 2011 Pages: 304 Publisher: Yale University Press Leonardo da Vinci's reputation as an inventor and scientist. and the complexity of his creativity andpersonality. have sometimes almost overshadowed the importance of his aims and techniques as a painter. Thiscatalogue focuses on a crucial period in the 1480s and 1490s when. as a salaried court artist to Duke Ludovico Sforza in the city-state of Milan. freed from the pressures of making a living in the commercially minded Florentine republic. Leonardo produced some of the most celeated-and influential-work of his career. The Last Supper. his two versions of The Virgin of the Rocks. and the beautiful portrait of Ludovico's mistress. Cecilia Gallerani (The Lady with an Ermine). were paintings that set a new standard for his Milanese contemporaries. Leonardo's style was magnified. through collabo...

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