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Arts & Entertainment - May 31, 2019

What's in Leonardo's library?

Stanford exhibition offers a literary peek into artist and 'Renaissance Reader' da Vinci's world

by Sheryl Nonnenberg

How do we get a sense of the character and motivations of historical figures? Often it is by their notable deeds, their written works or artistic output. In the case of Leonardo da Vinci <0x0214> artist, scientist and philosopher <0x0214> the most obvious answer would be the "Mona Lisa," "The Last Supper" or the voluminous notebooks that detailed his thoughts on everything from aviation to anatomy.

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Freelance writer Sheryl Nonnenberg can be emailed at nonnenberg@aol.com.

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