What makes a Leonardo a Leonardo?
The name on the painting isn't the artist's only signature. Recognizing an artist's work may seem a mystery at first, but it can be as easy as spotting a friend's handwriting. Containing full-color photos of 12 masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, this book gives clues to identifying his paintings through color, line, shape, composition, and more.
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Meet Leonardo da Vinci
The Adoration of the Magi
The Virgin and Child with Saints Anne and John the Baptist
Adoration altarpiece Andrea del Verrocchio apprentice apprenticeship architecture artist background Baptism of Christ Battle of Anghiari bearing the Latin beauty Benci blessing bronze cartoon Child with Saint colors commission composition Confraternity dark disciples Donato a Scopeto drawings duke Embraces the Lamb ermine face Florence Francesco gave Leonardo grotto hand head heaven horse Italian Italy Jesus Embraces John the Baptist landscape Last Supper Leonardo began Leonardo carefully Leonardo created Leonardo described Leonardo explored Leonardo lived Leonardo placed Leonardo showed Leonardo's father Leonardo's painting lifelike light linear perspective look three-dimensional Ludovico Sforza Madonna and Child Magi married Mary's Milan Mona Lisa mural painter Peter Paul Rubens Piero plaster portrait of Ginevra Preda refectory Rocks rules of linear Saint Anne Saint John Sandro Botticelli scene sculpture Sforza Monument sfumato shade shadows symbols technique tempera traditional unfinished Vasari Verrocchio's workshop viewer Vinci Virgin and Child Virgin Mary wall woman words wrote