How Leonardo da Vinci made a living from killing machines

Susan Broomhall, Joy Damousi

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019


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