Leonardo’s Paradox: Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture




      Leonardo’s Paradox: Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture
Leonardo da Vinci 1452 1519 was one of the preeminent figures of the Italian Renaissance He was also one of the most paradoxical He spent an incredible amount of time writing notebooks, perhaps even time than he ever held a brush, yet at the same time Leonardo was Renaissance culture s most fanatical critic of the word When Leonardo criticized writing he criticized it as an expert on words when he was painting, writing remained in the back of his brilliant mind In this book, Joost Keizer argues that the comparison between word and image fueled Leonardo s thought The paradoxes at the heart of Leonardo s ideas and practice also defined some of Renaissance culture s central assumptions about culture and nature that there is a look to script, that painting offered a path out of culture and back to nature, that the meaning of images emerged in comparison with words, and that the difference between image making and writing also amounted to a difference in the experience of time. Read Leonardo’s Paradox: Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture by Joost Keizer – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Leonardo’s Paradox: Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture
  • Joost Keizer
  • 18 October 2018
  • 1789140692

5 thoughts on “ Leonardo’s Paradox: Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture

  1. Michael Finocchiaro says:

    This was a rather erudite but short study of some of the paradoxes related to Leonardo s art and writing I felt it was WAY overpriced for what it was There is some interesting insight once in a while, but not as much as one would hope if one is me anyhow Perhaps the chapter on time was the most interesting But given that there was not that much text, perhaps they should have reproducedof the art referenced in the text because I found myself on G...

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