Leonardo and The Last Supper
Written by Ross King
Published by Bond Street Books, an imprint of Doubleday Canada
Told with flair, Leonardo and The Last Supper is the latest in Ross King’s studies of medieval Italian masters from Machiavelli to Brunelleschi to, now, the grand master of all, Leonardo da Vinci. The Last Supper is the most famous painting in the world excepting only for another by the same painter, the Mona Lisa, and it is the painting that raised da Vinci from the status of a highly promising but exasperatingly unproductive painter to the rank of the greatest artistic genius of all time. Leonardo and The Last Supper is a masterly exercise in the art of popular biography.
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is the highly praised and bestselling author of Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, The Judgment of Paris, which was shortlisted for The 2007 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, Machiavelli: Philosopher of Power, and two novels, Ex Libris and Domino. Born and raised in Canada, he now lives outside Oxford in England.