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Leonardo da Vinci’s great masterpiece the Mona Lisa is undoubtedly the most famous painting in the history of art.  Yet as is often remarked Leonardo was much more than an artist.  He was a scientist, engineer and inventor, a man who drew plans of flying machines and made accurate studies of human anatomy.  Yet the ten or more paintings he completed and the many more left unfinished were enough to establish him as one of the towering figures of the Italian Renaissance, alongside his younger contemporaries Michelangelo and Raphael.  As well as painting startlingly emotive and intimate religious scenes, Leonardo led the way in two new genres of painting, that of portraiture and history painting. In his methodical approach to art Leonardo developed several significant painting techniques. Leonardo’s genius, not just in art but in science and elsewhere, meant that his was a truly unique contribution to the development of art in Europe.

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Scarcely a minute passed that was not packed with information, insight and enthusiasm

As ideal a presenter of a series on artists as you could hope to find” – Daily Mail

Marlow’s easy style and accessible language are as enjoyable as ever” – Time Out

Unpretentious and straightforward art history” – Financial Times

Directed by: Phil Grabsky, Ali Ray and Mehreen Saigol.

Produced by Phil Grabsky.