March 4, 2010

Artists and their work

Four Pictures by Emily Carr
by Nicolas Debon

The pivotal moments of Emily Carr's life, depicted in comic book format. Each moment uses Carr's paintings as reference points. The final chapter, Beloved of the Sky, is a wonderful double-page spread that captures Carr's embrace of spirituality in both her painting and her life.

A biography of the famed artist as scientist. Leonardo was interested in everything: anatomy, birds, flight, optics, hydraulics, physics, and astronomy. A man ahead of his time, he was devoted to scientific methods of observation and experimentation, all meticulously recorded in his notebooks. He even conducted secret autopsies to create three-dimensional drawings of organs, muscles, and bones. 

An excellent book that clearly reveals Leonardo's place in both ancient and modern history.

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