Art: Mystery

Leonardo da Vinci, Florentine painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, naturalist, writer, was one of the wisest and most universal of men. This spring and summer, to celebrate the sooth anniversary of his birth, a few remaining fruits of Leonardo's vast labors are being exhibited in England, France, Italy and the U.S. .

Leonardo's name conjures up a heavy-browed, sad, hawk-eyed man, with a straight nose, mouth firm to the point of cruelty, and a flowing silver beard. In contrast to that awesome image of masculine rigor, it also recalls the dark, soft femininity of his...

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