Great Sites to check - Leonardo - Architecture - Textiles
- The complete works of Leonardo da Vinci
This is just amazing - compare the two versions of Virgin on the Rocks (I
didn't even know there were two - the second one was only partially done by
da Vinci). Really wonderful close-up images of many works (best quality
images I have seen yet of his work on the net). I enjoyed seeing the
unfinished works, too. I will put a link to this on my
Renaissance page -- and will feature it sometime on IAD (I have planned a
feature on the Concept of Beauty/Portraits). Hubby and I just looked at the
paintings all again this morning (I had to show him what kept me up till the
wee hours last night - ha-ha)
I have used this Thais site (from Italy) often for sculpture - I just never
fully explored it.
While you are still in Renaissance mode - Check out Leonardo's Drawings!
Those of you who teach fabric draping will want to save some images (I
remember a Getty thread from last year).
Hands are always popular:
http://www.thais.it/speciali/disegni/Foto459.htm Great portrait drawings
showing emotions....and a drawing for the Mona Lisa (not known who drew it):
http://www.thais.it/speciali/disegni/Foto0119.htm (shoot - they goofed it
didn't put the English translation on this page).
Even if you have already seen the other site of Leonardo's drawings
(http://www.visi.com/~reuteler/leonardo.html) you will want to see this.
Don't leave yet - Check out Raphael's Drawings:
another for draping:
(If anyone wants the other links I have for draping that I found during the
Getty thread - let me know and I will find them).
Check more Special Exhibits:
I don't know enough about this site to know if they change from time to
time - I guess I will find out.
SO MUCH MORE TO SEE! Bookmark this site:
I looked at the Applied Arts (Textiles and Ceramics) - Architecture (I liked
browsing by Periods index best as it shows thumbnails of the buildings)- and
some of the shells images (great photographs of shells) - I have seen the
sculpture section many times.
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department
P.S. My mailbox has been so busy today - that I am finally finishing this
email I started last night (LOL at me!)