Studying nature with passion, and all the independence proper to his character, he could not fail to combine precision with liberty, and truth with beauty. It is in this final emancipation, this perfect mastery of modelling, of illumination, and of expression, this breadth and freedom, that the masters raison dtre and glory consist. Others may have struck out new paths also; but none travelled further or mounted higher than he.

Leonardo Da Vinci 2010, Parkstone Press

ISBN-13: 9781844848386


Leonardo Da Vinci 2006, Parkstone Press

ISBN-13: 9781859950623

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