Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Inside the Painting

Book - 2006
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Applying the cutting-edge forensic techniques of television’s CSI to the world’s most famous painting yields a fresh look at an old friend in Mona Lisa. A step-by-step examination of how Leonardo’s masterwork was constructed, using the latest advances in scientific observation, measurement, and analysis, this book almost literally peels back the layers on one of the most iconic images in world history. How did Leonardo prepare his panel, mix his paints, and compose his picture? For the first time ever a team of experts looks at these questions with an exacting scientific eye. Their answers shed light on both the mind of Leonardo and the wider world of Renaissance painting.

A fascinating combination of science, forensics, and art history, this gorgeous, oversized volume outdoes even the most imaginative novelist in cracking da Vinci’s creative code. Applying the cutting-edge forensic techniques of television’s CSI to the world’s most famous painting yields a fresh look at an old friend in Mona Lisa. A step-by-step examination of how Leonardo’s masterwork was constructed, using the latest advances in scientific observation, measurement, and analysis, this book almost literally peels back the layers on one of the most iconic images in world history. How did Leonardo prepare his panel, mix his paints, and compose his picture? For the first time ever a team of experts looks at these questions with an exacting scientific eye. Their answers shed light on both the mind of Leonardo and the wider world of Renaissance painting.

A fascinating combination of science, forensics, and art history, this gorgeous, oversized volume outdoes even the most imaginative novelist in cracking da Vinci’s creative code.

Baker & Taylor
Applying cutting-edge forensic techniques to an analysis of the world's most famous painting, a study of Leonardo's masterpiece peels back the layers of the painting to reveal how the artist prepared his panel, mixed his paints, and composed his painting.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents the results of a two-year scientific study of the condition, history, and psychology of the Mona Lisa, including a look at the colors and brush technique used by Leonardo da Vinci while painting it.

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2006
ISBN: 9780810943155
0810943158
Branch Call Number: 759.5 LEONA MONA
Characteristics: 117 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 45 cm
Additional Contributors: Leonardo da Vinci,1452-1519

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