Young Leonardo

Young Leonardo

Isbouts & Brown
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Author:  Isbouts & Brown
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  231
Publisher:  Thomas Dunne Books
Year:  2017
ISBN:  9781250129352

Isbouts and Brown depict Leonardo?s seminal years in Milan from an entirely new perspective: that of the Sforza court. They show that much of the Sforza patronage was directed on vast projects, such as the Milan Cathedral, favoring a close circle of local artists to which Leonardo never gained entry. As a result, his exceptional talent remained largely unrecognized right up to the Last Supper. The authors also explore a mysterious link between the Last Supper and the fresco of the Crucifixion on the opposite wall, a work that up to now has fully escaped public attention. Finally, they present a sensational theory: that two long-ignored, life-sized copies of the Last Supper, now in Belgium and the U.K., were actually commissioned by the French King Louis XII and painted under Leonardo?s direct supervision. 0.