Leonardo da Vinci

Renaissance (II)

As explained in more detail below, this is the second of some rather whimsical posts loosely related to a bit of reading wot I did about the life and times of Leonardo. (I do like a good biography…am I turning into my grandfather? Ack.) Sticking with English for the moment – or, at least, Englishified […]

Donatello David

Renaissance (I)

Thanks to the wonders of O2 Broadband, we’ve only recently got regular internet in our flat. (#firstworldproblems — see the excellent Chris Addison for ‘half an hour between miracle…and BASIC HUMAN RIGHT’) On a recent visit to The Far North (yes, sub-Watford-Gappers, the country does extend above Leeds), I spent some time reading Charles Nicholl’s 2004 biography of fifteenth-century […]