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LOPES, Anchyses Jobim. Leonardo da Vinci, Freud and the uncanny: ('Das Unheimlich'). Estud. psicanal. [online]. 2020, n.54, pp. 75-94. ISSN 0100-3437.

History of some criticisms of Freud's book on Leonardo da Vinci. Latest data on Leonardo's biography. Early loss of love from the artist's biological mother resulting in the syndrome of the dead mother described by André Green. The Mona Lisa's smile characterized as the uncanny (unheimlich) by Freud. Genealogy of the uncanny in Freud's work up to the article with this title. Leonardo's drawings on the theme of Mary with her son or Sant'Ana with the Virgin and Child, coming up to the one known as the Burlington cartoon. Interpretations about this cartoon. Creativity according to Winnicott. From the cartoon to the painting at the Louvre as a passage from the theme of loneliness, silence and darkness in Freud's article on the uncanny, to the genesis of poetry, music and painting.

Keywords : Freud and Leonardo da Vinci; Uncanny (unheimlich); Dead mother; Creativity.

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