Leonardo da Vinci: The Wonder Years



There is an article on http://www.telegraph.co.uk about Leonardo. It's good.

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"Leonardo da Vinci: the wonder years
The time that Leonardo da Vinci spent in Milan saw him develop from an erratic young painter into the extraordinary polymath we know today. As a new exhibition focusing on those years opens, Martin Gayford reports from the city where it happened."

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“There was already something temperamentally peculiar about Leonardo, even at that early stage,” says Syson. The problem, he suggests, was that “he was trying to do so much more than other artists. Even in his twenties, his ambition for painting was higher than perhaps anyone else’s. Leonardo says in his notebooks that the task of the painter is to paint everything: the visible and invisible, the human soul and the natural world. It’s not surprising that he sometimes got stuck. There’s a mixture of extraordinary boldness in him with moments of uncertainty and distraction and boredom, even. It’s very human.”
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