Leonardo da Vinci : Complete Paintings (Revised)
Complete Paintings (Revised)
Pietro C. Marani
The most comprehensive book on the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, with hundreds of illustrations This classic volume on Leonardo's paintings captures the magical qualities that make him one of the most beloved painters in the history of art. Pietro Marani's definitive text is accompanied by hundreds of reference images that immerse the reader in Leonardo's world and studio. Every known painting is discussed in depth, and enlarged details reveal aspects invisible to the naked eye, down to the artist's fingerprints. This new edition includes three newly attributed works, including the Salvator Mundi, whose discovery and sale in 2016 made international news, while color plates have been refreshed throughout, especially of paintings that have been restored or cleaned since the first edition of the book was published in 2000.
Pietro C. Mariani is one of the world's foremost scholars on Leonardo da Vinci. A professor of art history at the Politecnico of Milan, he has published many articles and volumes on Italian Renaissance art, edited more than 20 scholarly books on Leonardo, and was codirector of the project to restore Leonardo's Last Supper, which was completed in 1999. He lives in Milan.