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Saint Anne

Saint Anne

Leonardo da Vinci's Ultimate Masterpiece

By (author) Vincent Delieuvin


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  • Essential to art libraries and art historians who study Leonardo and the Renaissance
  • The first book to have the photos of the restored masterpiece, complete with many new details
  • As the recent blockbuster Leonardo exhibit - the fastest-selling exhibit ever held at the National Gallery in London - proved, the interest in Leonardo is huge
Full Description

The Virgin and Child with St. Anne is, with the Battle of Anghiari, Leonardo’s most ambitious project of his later years. This masterpiece has been under restoration and it will be exhibited in its newly found splendour at the Louvre. There, for the first time, it will be flanked by cartoons with the same subject (but with St. John the Baptist) held at the National Gallery, London, and by preparatory sketches and drawings, thus allowing the public to gain new insights in Leonardo’s method of work. The exhibition and the catalogue present 131 works by Leonardo and other contemporary artists, such as Raphael and Luini, placing the St. Anne in its proper art historical context. This great work has had an enduring influence on the development of art in the High Renaissance (Michelangelo, Solario, Andrea del Sarto, etc.), but its effects are seen on paintings much more recent, such as those of Odilon Redon and Max Ernst. Contents: The construction of form The cartoon of 1501 First studies for the St. Anne of the Louvre The cartoon for the the St. Anne of the Louvre New studies; the second version of the composition Last studies The drawings on the reverse Emulation in Florence The St. Anne in Milan: copies and variations The St. Anne in France The fascination for the St. Anne

About the Author

Vincent Delieuvin is a curator of paintings at the Louvre. He was the co-author of Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Venice.

Officina Libraria
4th Jul 2012
Paperback / softback
World excluding Italy and France
290 mm x 245 mm
448 Pages
320 color
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