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Leonardo da Vinci

(Encyclopedia)Leonardo da Vinci də vĭnˈchē, Ital. lāōnärˈdō dä vēnˈchē, 1452–1519, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist, b. near Vinci, a hill village in Tuscany. T...

Clark, Kenneth MacKenzie

(Encyclopedia)Clark, Kenneth MacKenzie (Lord Clark of Saltwood), 1903–83, English art historian, studied Oxford. After working with Bernard Berenson in Florence, Clark was keeper of the department of fine art at ...

Boltraffio, Giovanni Antonio

(Encyclopedia)Boltraffio or Beltraffio, Giovanni Antonio jōvänˈnē äntôˈnyō bōlträfˈfyō, bāl– [key], 1467–1516, Italian painter, b. Milan. He was a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, whose style he adhered...

Fibonacci, Leonardo

(Encyclopedia)Fibonacci, Leonardo lāōnärˈdō fēbōnätˈchē [key], b. c.1170, d. after 1240, Italian mathematician, known also as Leonardo da Pisa. In Liber abaci (1202, 2d ed. 1228), for centuries a standard...

De Predis, Ambrogio

(Encyclopedia)De Predis, Ambrogio ämbrōˈjō dā prāˈdēs [key] c.1455–c.1506, Milanese painter. He worked under Leonardo da Vinci and copied many of his paintings. He also executed several portraits of the S...

silverpoint

(Encyclopedia)silverpoint, method of drawing whereby a silver-tipped instrument is dragged across paper prepared with ground bone dust and gum water and then tinted with a pigment. The procedure results in drawings...

Amboise

(Encyclopedia)Amboise äNbwäzˈ [key], town, Indre-et-Loire dept., N central France, in Touraine, on the Loire. It is a wine and wool market, and its manufactures include sporting good...

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