33: Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci • Part 2: Treatise On Painting & The Vitruvian Man
Imagine if you were a student of Leonardo da Vinci during the height of the Renaissance? What would you learn? All the secrets of oil painting, the hidden proportions of human anatomy, Leonardo's philosophy on life...Let's find out. On this episode, we explore Leonardo da Vinci's Treatise On Painting through three lectures on Proportion, Anatomy, and Color. We stumble onto the invention of 'orange'. And finally, we uncover unlock the secrets of The Vitruvian Man.
Join me for this special two part series, as we dive into the thoughts, artwork, and paradoxes of Leonardo da Vinci's mind. A mind whose brilliance is exteriorized for us on the pages of these manuscripts.
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Research & Resources:
• The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, edited by Edward MacCurdy (Definitive Edition in One Volume). (Digital version, Volume I: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.283547 )
• Treatise On Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci (Digital version: https://archive.org/details/cu31924008661476 )
• Leonardo: The Complete Drawings, published by Taschen.
• The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, by Giorgio Vasari
• Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson.
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