The Da Vinci women : the untold feminist power of Leonardo's art
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New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, an imprint of Perseus Books, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2020.
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Published
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, an imprint of Perseus Books, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2020.
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Book
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298 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm
Language
English

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"Originally published in 2019 by Insel Verag in Germany."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index.
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Leonardo da Vinci was a revolutionary thinker, artist, and inventor who has been written about and celebrated for centuries. Lesser known, however, is his revolutionary and empowering portrayal of the modern female centuries before the first women's liberation movements. Before da Vinci, portraits of women in Italy were still, impersonal, and mostly shown in profile. Leonardo pushed the boundaries of female depiction having several of his female subjects, including his Mona Lisa, gaze at the viewer, giving them an authority which was withheld from women at the time. Art historian and journalist Kia Vahland recounts Leonardo's entire life from April 15, 1452, as a child born out of wedlock in Vinci up through his death on May 2, 1519, in the French castle of von Cloux. Included throughout are 80 sketches and paintings showcasing Leonardo's approach to the female form (including anatomical sketches of birth) and other artwork as well as examples from other artists from the 15th and 16th centuries. Vahland explains how artists like Raphael, Giorgione, and the young Titan were influenced by da Vinci's women while Michelangelo, da Vinci's main rival, created masculine images of woman that counters Leonardo's depictions.
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Translated from the German.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vahland, K., & Leonardo, d. V. (2020). The Da Vinci women: the untold feminist power of Leonardo's art (First U.S. edition.). Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, an imprint of Perseus Books, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vahland, Kia and da Vinci Leonardo. 2020. The Da Vinci Women: The Untold Feminist Power of Leonardo's Art. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, an imprint of Perseus Books, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vahland, Kia and da Vinci Leonardo. The Da Vinci Women: The Untold Feminist Power of Leonardo's Art Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, an imprint of Perseus Books, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vahland, Kia,, and da Vinci Leonardo. The Da Vinci Women: The Untold Feminist Power of Leonardo's Art First U.S. edition., Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, an imprint of Perseus Books, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2020.

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