Among Leonardo da Vinci’s writing and journals, one note in particular reveals his genius: his desire to paint “Man, and the intention of his mind.” Da Vinci’s constant search for new ways to reveal the world through art defined the Renaissance and set an artistic standard for centuries to come. Ross King’s excellent examination of one of da Vinci’s undisputed masterpieces reveals how the artist fulfilled his desire, and gives the reader a fascinating glimpse into the man behind the genius.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1495-1498. Image: wikipedia.org
Read the rest of my review in Quill and Quire, HERE.