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The Secret of the Writing in the Annunciation of Leonardo da Vinci

Mauro Pagliai, 2021

Pages: 48

Features: col ills, paperback

Size: 15x21

ISBN: 978-88-564-0470-8


Storie del mondo, 41


A1 / Storia dell’arte

DSU3 / Filosofia

DSU4 / Religione

L1 / Studi, storia della letteratura


Leonardo da Vinci

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English edition

Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation is one of the most extraordinary and mysterious paintings of the 15th century. The essay revolves around one of the many questions raised by this masterpiece: the interpretative enigma concerning the open page of the sacred codex that the Virgin is reading when she is suddenly distracted by the angel’s arrival.
Through attentive iconographic examination, supported by a historical-artistic overview on the subject of the Annunciation, the authors reveal unknown aspects of the work linked to the Jewish tradition and Neoplatonic philosophy, providing a decisive contribution to enhancing our understanding of the genius from Vinci.

Originally published as: Il segreto della scrittura nell’Annunciazione di Leonardo da Vinci, Mauro Pagliai, Florence, November 2020
1st English edition: March 2021 (translation: Aelmuire Helen Cleary)