Non Si Volta Chi a Stella è Fisso - He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind - Leonardo da Vinci
Biography of Leonardo da Vinci
Works devoted to Leonardo da Vinci
Description, analysis of the Leonardo's works
Leonardo da Vinci's works
Secrets and mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci
Books, sites about Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci- SelfPortrait
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452 - 1519)

The great Italian painter and sculptor, researcher, scientist, mathematician, engineer and inventor,
architect, geologist, cartographer, chemist, botanist, anatomist, philosopher, poet
, writer and musician.
He is the author of numerous discoveries, projects and research, far ahead of the era
Date and place of birth
Date and place of death
Burial place
April 15
1452
Italy
the Tuscan town of Vinci
(west of Florence)
May 2
1519
France
Amboise
Castle of Saint-Cloud
Chapel of St. Hubert,
the Chateau Amboise
Name variations: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci;     Vinci, Leonardo da;     Da Vinci, Leonardo
Main milestones:
 
  Childhood of Leonardo 1452 - 1464 Vinci
  The first period of Florentine life and work 1464 - 1482 Florence
  The first Milanese period of life and work 1483 - 1499 Milan
  The second period of Florentine life and work 1500 - 1506 Florence
  Milan second period of his life and work 1506 - 1513 Milan
  Roman period of life and work 1513 - 1516 Rome
  The last years of life of Leonardo da Vinci 1516 - 1519 Amboise, France
Da Vinchi advice:  Non mi legga, chi non e matematico nelli mia principi
Leonardo da Vinci's works
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Signature
Signature
of the Leonardo da Vinci

Vitruvian Man
Vitruvian Man
Study of proportions

BIOGRAPHY of Leonardo da Vinci
     
Biography Leonardo da Vinci
Maurice W. Brockwell Biography Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo was a SUPERMAN
 
Articles, abstracts about his life and work
Sister Wendy Beckett Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Polymath
 
Leonardo da Vinci and modernity
     
Secrets and mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci
Is it really a self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci?  Is the Self Portrait Authentic?  
"Last Supper" painting may include two Leonardo da Vinci self-portraits?  
"Vitruvian Man" - it could be a self-portrait  
An image processing of a Raphael's portrait of Leonardo  
DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS paintings by Leonardo da Vinci:
"MONA LISA"
  Maurice W. Brockwell "Portrait of Mona Lisa"
"Last Supper"
  Maurice W. Brockwell The "Last Supper"
"VIRGIN IN the ROCKS"
  Public Notes There are two versions of the "Virgin of the Rocks"
  Article The "Virgin or Madonna of the Rocks"
  Maurice W. Brockwell
The "Virgin of the Rocks"
"BATTLE of ANGHIARI"
  Maurice W. Brockwell "Battle of Anghiari"
"JOHN THE BAPTIST"
     
"Vitruvian Man"
     
Works devoted to Leonardo da Vinci
   
Plato and Aristotle
Leonardo da Vinci
in the image of Plato

Enlarged detail
of the "School of Athens"
   
Prima morte che stanchezza! - Rather death than fatigue!
Supposed the remains Leonardo da Vinci, dug (1869) on the place of the old chapel of St. Flora, were moved to the chapel
St. Hubert, the Chateau Amboise, and placed under a stone, on which are inscribed the following words:
Sous cette Pierre Reposent Des Ossements
Recueillis Dans Les Pouilles De L'Ancienne
Chapelle Rojale D'Amboise Parmi Lesquels On Suppose
Que se Trouve La Depouille Mortelle De Leonard De Vinci.
Ne En 1452.
Mort En 1519.
 

Sources: books, sites about Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci: Scritti letter, a cura di A. Marinoni, Rizzoli, Milano 1974
Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. Publisher Torrentino (1550), Giunti (1568)
Leonardo el'eta delta ragione, a cura di L. Bellone e P. Rossi, Edizioni di "Scientia", Milano 1982.
Clark Ê., Leonardo da Vinci, Camb., 1969
E. Solmi, Scritti vinciani, La Nuova Italia, Firenze 1976
Esche E., Leonardo da Vinci. Das anatomische Werk, Basel, 1961
HARRY N. ABRAMS,INC, The Picture History of Painting (From Cave Painting to Modern Times), PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK, 1957
Hart I. Â., The mechanical investigations of Leonardo da Vinci, Berk. - Los Ang., 1963
Heydenreich L. H., Leonardo architetto. Firenze, 1963
Heydenreich L. H., Leonardo da Vinci, Bd 1-2, Basel, 1954
Pedretti C., Studi vinciani, Gen., 1957
Tateo F. Centri culturali dell'umanesimo. Bari: 1980.
Tateî F. Alberti, Leonardo e la crisi dell'umanesimo. 2 ed. Ban: Laterza, 1980.
Verga Å., Bibliografia vinciana. 1493-1930, v. 1-2, Bologna, 1931.
Gille Â. , Leonardo e gli ingegneri del Rinascimento, Feltrinelli, Milano 1972
Luporini Ñ., La mente di Leonardo. Sansoni, Firenze 1953
Kemp M. Leonardo da Vinci. Cambridge (Mass.), 1981.
Frank Zöllner, Leonardo da Vinci, Taschen, 2000.
Payne, Robert (1978). Leonardo (1st ed.). Doubleday. p. 344.
Feinberg, Larry J. The Young Leonardo: Art and Life in Fifteenth-Century Florence. Cambridge University Press. 2014.
Shana Priwer, Cynthia Phillips (2005). 101 things you didn't know about Da Vinci: the secrets of the world's most eccentric and innovative genius revealed! Adams Media
O. Letze, M.A. Grewenig et al., Leonardo da Vinci: uitvinder, wetenschapper en kunstenaar, Rotterdam 1995
M. Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci (Codex Leicester CD-ROM), Corbis, 1996
D.A. Brown, Leonardo da Vinci: origins of a genius, Yale 1998
F. Fehrenbach (ed.), Leonardo da Vinci: Natur im Übergang, München 2002
M. Kwakkelstein, 'The young Leonardo and the antique', in: A.W.A. Boschloo e.a., "Aux quatre vents" A Festschrift for Bert W. Meijer, Centro Di 2002, p. 25-32
F. Windt, Andrea del Verrocchio und Leonardo da Vinci. Zusammenarbeit in Skulptur und Malerei, Münster 2003
M. Kemp, Leonardo, Oxford U.P. 2004
   
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