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The Young Leonardo
Art and Life in Fifteenth-Century Florence
Leonardo da Vinci is often presented as the “TranscendentGenius,” removed from or ahead of his time. This book, how-ever, attempts to understand him in the context of Renais-sance Florence. Larry J. Feinberg explores Leonardo’s originsand the beginning of his career as an artist. While celebrat-ing his many artistic achievements, the book illuminates hisdebt to other artistsworks and his struggles to gain andretain patronage, as well as his career and personal difficul-ties. Feinberg examines the range of Leonardo’s interests – including aerodynamics, anatomy, astronomy, botany, geol-ogy, hydraulics, optics, and warfare technology – to clarifyhow the artist’s broad intellectual curiosity informed his art.Situating the artist within the political, social, cultural, andartistic context of mid- and late-fifteenth-century Florence,Feinberg shows how this environment influenced Leonardo’sartistic output and laid the groundwork for the achievementsof his mature works.LarryJ.FeinbergistheDirectorandCEOoftheSantaBarbaraMuseum of Art. He is the editor of two reference volumes onthe collections of the Art Institute of Chicago,
Italian Paintingsbefore 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago
and
French and EnglishPaintings from 1600 to 1800 in the Art Institute of Chicago
. He hasalsobeentheco-organizerandcatalogauthorforseveralmajoexhibitions, including The Medici, Michelangelo, and theArt of Late Renaissance Florence; Gustave Moreau: BetweenEpic and Dream; and From Studio to Studiolo: FlorentineDraftsmanship under the First Medici Grand Dukes.

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