Two busts of men facing each other

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Title

Two busts of men facing each other
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Subject

human figure; portrait; physiognomy; facial types

Description

In 'Two busts of men facing each other' familiar types are juxtaposed in old age and youth. Both are “idealized” to enhance the contrast and to highlight a favourite theme of the transient nature of beauty --a mortal thing of beauty passes and does not endure.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Universal Leonardo [website from University of the Arts, London]; http://www.universalleonardo.org/

Date

ca. 1495-1500 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

red chalk on paper
20.8 cm (height) x 15 cm (width)

Type

drawing (visual work)

Identifier

leon116.jpg

Coverage

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy); Piazzale degli Uffizi 6; Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi
Renaissance

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Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Two busts of men facing each other,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 5, 2019, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2956.

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