Two Renaissance Masters: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo (Annotated) Henry W. Ruoff

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Published: September 8th 2012

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Two Renaissance Masters: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo (Annotated) by Henry W. Ruoff
September 8th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 18 pages | ISBN: | 8.66 Mb

Originally published in 1910 as portions of the author’s larger “Masters of Achievement,” this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 24 pages, describes the life and work of Renaissance painter-scientist-engineerMoreOriginally published in 1910 as portions of the author’s larger “Masters of Achievement,” this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 24 pages, describes the life and work of Renaissance painter-scientist-engineer Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance painter-sculptor-architect-poet Michelangelo.Includes Supplemental Material:• About Leonardo da Vinci, in Brief• About Michelangelo, in BriefSample passage:In 1496 Leonardo began his greatest work, “The Last Supper,” in the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, and it was completed within two years.

It was painted on the wall in oil, to which circumstance Lanzi and others who have followed him attribute its premature decay. But had it been in fresco, it would probably have suffered as much, since that part of Milan, where the convent stands, has frequently been subject to inundations- and as late as 1800 the floor, or rather ground, of the refectory was several feet under water for a considerable time. The walls have thus never been free from dampness: only fifty years after the picture was painted, Armenini describes it as half decayed.

From that day to this it has frequently been restored, first by one artist, and then by another, until practically nothing of the original work of Leonardo now remains. Fortunately, numerous copies were made from this painting soon after it was done, the best of which—one by Marco Oggioni—has preserved for us this great masterpiece.About the author:Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1865-1935) was an author whose other works include “The Century Book of Facts,” “The Capitals of the World,” and “Leaders of Men.”



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