“Beneath its diligent research, the book is a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.... Most important, Isaacson tells a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life.”
He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?
The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this fascinating new biography.
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On November 15, Christie’s auctioned the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in private hands, Salvator Mundi. Here is an excerpt on that painting from Walter Isaacson’s new biography, Leonardo da Vinci, published this month.
In 2011 a newly rediscovered work by Leonardo surprised the art world. It was a painting known as Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World), which showed Jesus gesturing in blessing with his right hand while holding a solid crystal orb in his left.