Robert Byrd celebrates this passionate, playful genius in a glowing picture book replete with the richness and imagination of Leonardo's own notebooks. Twenty lavish spreads, including side drawings, supplemental texts, and quotes from Leonardo's writings, highlight distinct periods and make the master's art, jokes, explorations, and inventions wonderfully vivid and accessible. A striking tribute to an irrepressible mind and to the potential within all who are curious.
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Readers will enjoy hints of Leonardo's roguishness: he described Michelangelo's sculptures as ""bags of nuts"" and he would inflate a sheep's intestine with a bellows ""until it filled the room like a giant balloon and flattened people against the walls."" The skillful use of color schemes, p...| Read Full Review of Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer
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