The Young Leonardo: Art And Life In Fifteenth-century Florence
Leonardo da Vinci is often presented as the "Transcendent Genius," removed from or ahead of his time. This book, however, attempts to understand him in the context of Renaissance Florence. Larry J. Feinberg examines the range of Leonardo’s scientific interests to clarify how the artist’s broad intellectual curiosity informed his art. Situating him within the political, social, cultural, and artistic context of his time, Feinberg shows how this environment influenced Leonardo’s artistic output and laid the groundwork for the achievements of his mature works.