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The Resource Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond, Martin Kemp

Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond, Martin Kemp

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Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond
Title
Living with Leonardo
Title remainder
fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Martin Kemp
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Approaching the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, the world-renowned da Vinci expert recounts his fifty year journey with the work of the world's most famous artist. We learn of his encounters with the vast population that surrounds Leonardo: great and lesser academics, collectors and curators, devious dealers and unctuous auctioneers, major scholars and authors and pseudohistorians and fantasists; but also how he has grappled with swelling legions of 'Leonardo loonies', walked on the eggshells of vested interests in academia and museums, and fended off fusillades of non-Leonardos, sometimes more than one a week. Kemp leads us through his thinking on the Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, retells his part in the identification of the stolen Buccleuch Madonna and explains his involvement with and his theories on the two major Leonardo discoveries of the last 100 years, one of which plummeted into controversy (La Bella Principessa), while the other underwent a rapid ascent into widespread acceptance (Salvator Mundi)
  • "In Living with Leonardo, world-renowned Leonardo da Vinci expert Martin Kemp relates his fifty-year relationship with the work of the most famous artist of all time. Through an engaging personal narrative inter-woven with historical research, we learn of Kemp's encounters with the vast population that surrounds Leonardo: great and lesser academics, collectors and curators, devious dealers and unctuous auctioneers, major scholars and authors, pseudo-historians and fantasists. He shares how he has grappled with swelling legions of 'Leonardo loonies', walked on the eggshells of vested interests in academia and museums, and fended off fusillades of non-Leonardos, sometimes more than one a week. Examining the greatest masterpieces, from the Last Supper to Salvator Mundi, through the expert's eye, we learn first-hand of the thorny questions that surround attribution, the scientific analyses that support the experts' interpretations, and the continuing importance of connoisseurship. Throughout, from the most scholarly interpretations to the popularity of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, we are reminded of Leonardo's unique genius and wonder at how an artist from 500 years ago continues to make such compelling posthumous demands on all those who engage with him."--Front flap of dust cover
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AU@
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Kemp, Martin
Dewey number
  • 759.5
  • 709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.L5
LC item number
K43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Art, Italian
  • Leonardo
  • Kemp, Martin
  • Leonardo
  • ART / Individual Artists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • Art, Italian
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Autobiografie
Target audience
adult
Label
Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond, Martin Kemp
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Art history in action -- Prologue: A sketch of Leonardo -- The Last Supper and the first steps -- The "original" Last Supper -- Looking at Lisa -- The stolen Madonna -- The beautiful princess -- Ugly arguments -- The Saviour -- Science and seeing -- Codices and computers -- Exhibitions -- Codes and codswallop
Control code
1029249747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780500239568
Lccn
2017958126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1029249747
Label
Living with Leonardo : fifty years of sanity and insanity in the art world and beyond, Martin Kemp
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Art history in action -- Prologue: A sketch of Leonardo -- The Last Supper and the first steps -- The "original" Last Supper -- Looking at Lisa -- The stolen Madonna -- The beautiful princess -- Ugly arguments -- The Saviour -- Science and seeing -- Codices and computers -- Exhibitions -- Codes and codswallop
Control code
1029249747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780500239568
Lccn
2017958126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1029249747

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