September 23, 2011

Richard Turner obit

A. Richard Turner, an expert on the Florentine Renaissance whose landmark 1993 study, “Inventing Leonardo,” traced the protean outlines of Leonardo da Vinci through his interpreters and their preoccupations over the last 500 years, died on Sept. 9 in Cape May Court House, N.J. He was 79. . .

“Inventing Leonardo” offered a novel reading of one of the most studied and poorly understood artists in history, in a book that Kenneth Baker, The San Francisco Chronicle’s art critic, called “not a biography but a mythography.”

I am sorry to say I never did take a course from him. From the NY Times.

Posted by David on September 23, 2011 8:33 PM

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