That sketchy excellence!
By Kinjal Trivedi
We talk about paintings that have made history and fortunes that belong to painters and have made them to be legendary artists in our century.
Let us talk about the sketches they had drawn while they were alive.
This one is called:
Head of a Woman “La Scapigliata” 1500/1508
Attributed to Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci
Galleria Nazionale di Parma, Italia.
This unfinished painting was recorded in a 1826 sale of Gaetano Callani’s collection to the Galleria Nazionale di Parma, the museum currently houses it, but proof of its existence may date back to 1531. Most scholars attribute it as a work by Leonardo da Vinci—though many are silent on the issue, and it has been listed as such in various major Leonardo exhibitions.
Leonardo da Vinci as we know was immensely knowledgeable in various fields of expression. He was a great architect, interior designer, he made the first designs of functional mechanical objects, even flying planes.
There is no doubt his command on sketching is par excellence.