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kindle ☆ Chiaroscuro The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci Ó Paperback Ï johnscyclingdiary î [Reading] ➬ Chiaroscuro The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci ➳ Pat McGreal – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The book is a compilation of a ten issue mini seLi Cesare Borgia Michelangelo Katerina a dwarf with a uniue talent and the model for the painting Mona Lisa I feel the book will be a welcome addition to the wealth of books on Leonardo this season I don't think I care for graphic novels very much and so that's hardly this book's fault I really liked From Hell and so I've been picking up graphic novels that sound interesting every now and then from the public library This one like From Hell is historical fiction and that appealed to me and it's ueer so that appealed to me too But the central conflict between di Vinci and his protege Salai was a bit too understated for me and I think the connections between the plot and known history are a bit of a stretch

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The book is a compilation of a ten issue mini series which originally ran from 1995 1996 It looks at Leonardo from the view point of his ne'er do well apprentice and servant Giacomo known forever t DC Comics' Vertigo line in the early '90s must have been a fascinating place where seemingly anything could happen How else could one account for the green lighting of a massive ten issue long piece of historical fiction like this? And yet the collected edition here is clearly the form it was ultimately designed for as the intricately structured plot weaves around and around touch once and again on certain times and events only illuminating the earlier allusions when the moment is dramatically right Keeping track of all the details is challenging enough when reading the work over the course of a few days; doing so over the ten months of its original publication would have been impossibleMixing biography conjecture and drama the story painted of Leonardo and his young ward Salai is a complex one filled with ambition desire politicking philosophy and sex The outlooks DaVinci and Salai voice are often bleak ones tinged with cynicism and regret but their relationships dark and otherwise are as compelling as the secrets they hold How much of it is historically accurate and how much is true I've no idea But it reads as plausibly true and keeps your attention throughout

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Chiaroscuro The Private Lives of Leonardo da VinciO history as Salai whom Leonardo describes as lying thieving gluttonous but who none the less spends most of his life in a complex relationship with the Maestro Along the way we encounter Machievel I picked this up long ago now when I was researching Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance Italy I like to supplement my research with fictional works surrounding the same topic usually because I enjoy seeing what others have done with the material That the central character of this comic series was Salai I was especially interested I was ultimately disappointed by the book The art was a miss for me and it often seemed hurried or somehow rushed It didn’t grab me The writers drew from historical fact but I felt they embellished a little than they should have in many places or pushed and sensationalized the “unsavoury” aspects and characters to the point that it was grating I don’t mind an unlikable or problematic protagonist but they pushed Salai too far into that area making him a caricature than a real character And they did the same with Leonardo In the scene where the heart of the story should have been in the ultimate tragedy as it were of Leonardo and Salai’s relationship it fell absolutely flat I would not recommend it But if you are curious I would say as another reviewer said read it as historical fanfiction at best with a large helping of salt