Leonardo worked for some of the top military and political leaders in the Italian Wars, a major conflict fought on the Italian peninsula that embroiled most of Western Europe. His patrons read like a roll-call of Europe’s leading familes: Sforza and Borgia dukes and French Valois kings. Like many other artists and technicians, he negotiated the professional and financial opportunities (as well as dangers) that war presented.
|Specialist publication||The Conversation|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Apr 2019|