Leonardo da Vinci - an uncomfortable genius

Leonardo is famous all over the world as the man who painted the Mona Lisa. But he was a very unusual painter. He did not complete many paintings and his interests ranged over a wide variety of subjects. He was very unorthodox in an age which was just opening up to the new renaissance ideas on science and beliefs. This film by Malcolm Hossick explores the life and work of this most remarkable man. dur: 49 mins

  • LEONARDO da Vinci, portrait of an uncomfortable genius

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    It is 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most complicated and unusual artists of all time. This film by Malcolm Hossick (Van Gogh, Proust, Kafka, The Mystery of Art, Shakespeare, Mahler, the History and Culture of China..... and so on) explores the extraordinary world of t...

  • Leonardo da Vinci - an uncomfortable genius

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    Leonardo is famous all over the world as the man who painted the Mona Lisa. But he was a very unusual painter. He did not complete many paintings and his interests ranged over a wide variety of subjects. He was very unorthodox in an age which was just opening up to the new renaissance ideas on sc...

  • Jane Austen
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    Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen: 1775 - 1817
    Like most women of her time Jane Austen lived out her life on home ground. Her adventurous brothers meant however that she was very much in touch with her age. Coupling this with her own remarkable personality she produced some of the finest novels in English literature...

  • William Blake

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    William Blake was an English poet and painter of the 18th century. Most remarkably he wrote poems and illustrated, engraved and printed them himself. Although he saw himself as a christian in a very christian world his ideas about this were radically different from the norm. Dying in poverty he i...