New Light on Mona Lisa: Leonardo's Optical Knowledge and His Choice of Lighting

Filipczak, Z. Zaremba
December 1977
Art Bulletin;Dec77, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p518
Academic Journal
Discusses the optical knowledge and choice of lighting of Leonardo da Vinci. Reasons for the preference of da Vinci to place his figures under dimmed exterior light; Recommendations of da Vinci to his fellow artists; Relation of optical knowledge and studio practice.


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