It is printed on 100% cotton rag acid-free, heavyweight fine art paper with a luxurious textured watercolor paper finish and archival pigment inks to ensure permanence.
Reproduced at Leonardo's actual dimensions of 12 x 9 inches, it is printed on larger 16 x 13 inch paper to allow ample room for matting and framing.
Leonardo used the metalpoint drawing technique (a metal stylus on coated paper) to produce this study of an aged warrior. Seen in profile, he is wearing fantastical armor in the classical, roman style and it conforms to a particular type favoured in the workshop of Verrocchio, Leonardo’s first master and teacher. It is based on a relief of the Persian King Darius by Verrocchio himself.
Young apprentices practiced their drawing skills by executing such studies. The finely rendered details of the costume and the skillful modelling of the face indicate the astonishing range and virtuoso handling of Leonardo’s metalpoint technique at presumably a young age, a skill no doubt acquired in Verrocchio’s workshop where drawing (disegno) played a vital role in the training of all artists.
Reproduction - Heavyweight Fine Art Paper, watercolor texture surface & archival pigment inks. Original Medium: Metalpoint on cream colored prepared paper
Image Size - actual, 12 x 9 inches printed on larger 16 x 13 inch paper to allow ample borders for matting and framing
The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
Artist, inventor and quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was the most relentlessly curious man in history. During his lifetime he produced over 20,000 pages of notes and drawings of which some 4000 pages survive today. Now collectively known as The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, this extensive body of notes, sketches and drawings explored subjects as diverse as anatomy, architecture, painting, military science, music and zoology among dozens of others.
While Leonardo conceived his drawings as scientific studies and sketches for his paintings, his draftsmanship is breathtaking and his drawings stand as works of art in their own right.
NOTE: The Da Vinci Art Prints watermark on this image is for computer viewing only and of course NOT on the actual print.
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**the giclee process produces a high quality, fine art reproduction from a high-resolution digital file of an image. The file is then printed with a high-resolution photo generation printer on a fine art paper. Most artists and working photographers today use the giclee process to produce reproductions of their original artwork and photographs.
As with any original art or fine art reproduction, it is recommended that prints are framed and displayed under glass to prevent color fade or shift over the years.
Fine Art Reproduction. Antique Warrior with Helmet in Profile, c. 1472. Leonardo da Vinci Drawing, Fine Art Print.
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