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The Resource A treatise on painting, Leonardo da Vinci ; translated by John Francis Rigaud ; illustrated by Nicholas Poussin ; with a life of Leonardo and account of his works by John William Brown

A treatise on painting, Leonardo da Vinci ; translated by John Francis Rigaud ; illustrated by Nicholas Poussin ; with a life of Leonardo and account of his works by John William Brown

Label
A treatise on painting
Title
A treatise on painting
Statement of responsibility
Leonardo da Vinci ; translated by John Francis Rigaud ; illustrated by Nicholas Poussin ; with a life of Leonardo and account of his works by John William Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The genius of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) shines forth in major paintings such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper and his many drawings. How Leonardo accomplished these astounding works of art is shown in A Treatise on Painting, published in 1651, essentially a primer for students interested in learning the craft of drawing and painting." "Leonardo begins with careful instructions on drawing the main features of human anatomy, and then moves on to techniques of rendering motion and perspective. He discusses aspects of good composition; inventiveness; the expression of various emotions; creating effects of light, shadow, and color; and many other subtle points of artistic form. Throughout, Leonardo stresses the importance of meticulous study of the subjects to be rendered and the need for assiduous practice." "This edition is complete with anatomical drawings by the French classicist master Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) and geometrical illustrations by the great Italian Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), as well as an informative biography of Leonardo and an appendix that lists the artist's manuscripts, principal paintings, and drawings."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1452-1519
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leonardo
Dewey number
751.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1471
LC item number
.L4613 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1742-1810
  • 1594?-1665
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rigaud, J. F.
  • Poussin, Nicolas
  • Brown, John William
Series statement
Great minds series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting
  • Drawing
Label
A treatise on painting, Leonardo da Vinci ; translated by John Francis Rigaud ; illustrated by Nicholas Poussin ; with a life of Leonardo and account of his works by John William Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London ; New York : G. Bell, 1892
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Light and Shadow
  • Contrast and Effect
  • Reflexes
  • Colours and Colouring
  • Colours in regard to Light and Shadow
  • Colours in regard to Backgrounds
  • Contrast, Harmony, and Reflexes in regard to Colours
  • Perspective of Colours
  • Aerial Perspective
  • Miscellaneous Observations
  • The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Landscape, etc
  • Miscellaneous Observations
  • Manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci
  • Classified Catalogue of his principal Paintings
  • Holy Families, Madonnas, etc
  • Sacred Historical Subjects
  • Classical Subjects
  • Historical Subjects
  • Portraits
  • Pictures Lost or Missing
  • Drawing
  • Catalogue of his Drawings and Sketches
  • Proportion
  • Anatomy
  • Motion and Equipoise of Figures
  • Linear Perspective
  • Invention, or Composition
  • Expression and Character
Control code
48920788
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781573929509
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002019833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A treatise on painting, Leonardo da Vinci ; translated by John Francis Rigaud ; illustrated by Nicholas Poussin ; with a life of Leonardo and account of his works by John William Brown
Publication
Note
Originally published: London ; New York : G. Bell, 1892
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Light and Shadow
  • Contrast and Effect
  • Reflexes
  • Colours and Colouring
  • Colours in regard to Light and Shadow
  • Colours in regard to Backgrounds
  • Contrast, Harmony, and Reflexes in regard to Colours
  • Perspective of Colours
  • Aerial Perspective
  • Miscellaneous Observations
  • The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Landscape, etc
  • Miscellaneous Observations
  • Manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci
  • Classified Catalogue of his principal Paintings
  • Holy Families, Madonnas, etc
  • Sacred Historical Subjects
  • Classical Subjects
  • Historical Subjects
  • Portraits
  • Pictures Lost or Missing
  • Drawing
  • Catalogue of his Drawings and Sketches
  • Proportion
  • Anatomy
  • Motion and Equipoise of Figures
  • Linear Perspective
  • Invention, or Composition
  • Expression and Character
Control code
48920788
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781573929509
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002019833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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