By Simona Cremante
This can be a stunningly illustrated survey of Leonardo (1452-1519) as artist, scientist, and inventor. This engrossing learn of the guy who painted the «Mona Lisa», was once a scholar of anatomy, and inventor of machines of warfare, can't fail to stir the curiosity and mind's eye because it identifies the archetype of the «Renaissance guy» whose countless interest was once equalled by means of his fantastic ability.As a painter, Leonardos «Mona Lisa» and «The final Supper» occupy designated positions on this planet of paintings, his «Vitruvian guy» is a world icon. As scientist and inventor, his rules have been drastically prior to his time. He conceptualized a helicopter, a tank, he experimented with solar energy, a calculator, invented the double hull and defined a thought of plate tectonics...the record is nearly endless.This really good new quantity will entice all Leonardo aficionados, new or previous. In 1964, by way of Decree of the President of Italy, Giunti Editore used to be entrusted with the duty of the modifying and the facsimile copy of the entire Codices and Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Giunti Editore has in view that turn into a pre-eminent writer of Leonardos works with a list of worldwide recognized authors, editors, and illustrated books - a serious choice of that are now being made to be had in English.
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They looked more like the result of too much head banging to me. The boy jumped onstage and started to yell into the microphone about cancer. He looked right at me and his eyes and mouth shone like a jacko’-lantern. He pointed his finger at me until I left. Echo / 29 I drove to the ocean. I liked to try to notice the exact moment when the air changed and I could smell the sea. Sometimes the smog was too much and I couldn’t taste salt on my lips until I was almost right there. But this night was late enough and I got the smell way before.
When I got home the fragrance of the flowers almost suffocated me. My mother had filled the house—they stood in vases and floated in bowls. My mother was wearing a wreath of roses. She was massaging my father’s feet with eucalyptus oil. He had the look of an opium eater—his jaw slack, his eyes feverish. I went into my room and locked the 42 / Echo door and blasted the music and got in bed and rubbed between my legs thinking of the boy on the beach. It went on and on until I was dry and sore. When I came it was in sobs.
She and the enchantment were gone from the hotel. Years later the artist who called himself Caliban had an art opening in a 58 / Echo gallery. The paintings were of monsters from the depths of hell, monsters with gaping mouths and huge bleeding hands. Sometimes Caliban set real bones and skulls into the thick smeary dark paint. Once he put an entire skeleton in. He called the skeleton Mister Bones. The paintings were huge and sold for lots of money but Caliban was miserable. He vowed he would start painting something beautiful.