This is Kenneth Clark's classic monograph on Leonardo's art. First published in 1939, its insight, graceful scholarship and capacity to convey excitement place it unequivocally in the great tradition of Leonardo biography that runs from Vasari's Lives.
A personally compelling introduction to Leonardo's genius, a classic monograph of Leonardo's art and his develpoment.
Sir Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was the premier art historian of his generation. During his career, he held a variety of positions, including fine arts curator at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; director of the National Gallery; and Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford. In 1969, he presented the well-regarded television series, Civilisation: A Personal View. He was granted a life peerage in the same year. Martin Kemp is Emeritus Professor of History of the Art at Oxford University.
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