Optics and painting

James S. Ackerman. “Leonardo’s Eye”, in: Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 41 (1978): pp. 108-146.

Carmen Bambach. “Leonardo, Tagliente, and Dürer: ‘la scienza del far di groppi’”, in: Achademia Leonardi Vinci, IV (1991): pp. 72-98.

Claire Farago. “Leonardo’s color and chiaroscuro reconsidered: the visual force of painted images”, in: The Art Bulletin 73.1 (1991): pp. 63-88.

Frank Fehrenbach. Licht und Wasser. Zur Dynamik naturphilosophischer Leitbilder im Werk Leonardo da Vincis. Tübingen: 1999.

Francesca Fiorani. “The colors of Leonardo’s shadows”, in: Leonardo: The international society of the arts, sciences and technologies 41, no. 3 (2008): pp. 271-278.

Ernst Gombrich. “The form of movement in water and air”, in: The heritage of Apelles. Studies in the art of the Renaissance, vol. 3, pp. 39-56. Oxford, 1976, (1st ed., in: Leonardo's legacy: an international symposium, ed. by Charles D. O'Malley, pp. 171–204. Berkeley, Los Angeles, 1969.) 

Martin Kemp. The science of art: optical themes in western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat. New Haven, 1990.

Leonardo da Vinci and Optics: Theory and Pictorial Practice, edited by Francesca Fiorani & Alessandro Nova, Venice 2013.

Donald Sanderson Strong. Leonardo on the eye. An English translation and critical commentary of Ms. D in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, with Studies on Leonardo’s Methodology and Theories on Optics. New York and London, 1979.

John Shearman. “Leonardo’s color and chiaroscuro”, in: Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte 25 (1962): pp. 13-47.

Kim Veltman & Kenneth Keele. Linear perspective and the visual dimensions of science and art. Munich, 1986.

Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt. Leonardo and central Italian art, 1515-1550. New York, 1974.

Martin Kemp. “The Hammer Lecture (1992). In the beholder’s eye: Leonardo and the ‘error of sight’ in theory and practice”, in: Achademia Leonardi Vinci (1992): pp. 153-162.

Webster Smith. “Observations on the Mona Lisa landscape”, in: The Art Bulletin (1985): pp. 183-199.