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Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

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The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work

The phrase “renaissance man” is bandied about a great deal these days, and by this point in history, few may remember what the phrase actually means. Leonardo da Vinci was just such a man, and his genius and his depth of mind are explored in this lovely exhibit offered by the Institute and Museum of the History of Science. Here, visitors can view some of his famous drawings, including those he did...
True identity of Mona Lisa (re)affirmed

Mona Lisa descendant just grins and bears it A closer look at the Mona Lisa [Macromedia Flash Player] Mona: Exploratorium Exhibit [Quick...
Universal Leonardo

To say Leonardo da Vinci was a bit of a polymath is akin to casually mentioning that Rachmaninov had some facility on the piano. His works spanned the visual arts, engineering, mathematics, anatomy, and many other areas which have fascinated and confounded humans for millennia. This website serves as an tribute to his prodigious skills, and it warrants several visits. On the top of the homepage,...
Leonardo da Vinci's Geometric Sketches

How do you solve a problem like solids, mathematically speaking? Well, you could use this rather fascinating resource provided by the Convergence magazine. Offered as an educational resource by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), this particular resource brings together the work of the Franciscan friar Luca Pacioli (c.1445-1509) and the geometric sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci. Both men...
Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture

This website from the Getty Museum accompanies the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention", organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and on display in Los Angeles until June 20th, 2010. The website features a slide show with images of 11 works of art, some by Leonardo and some by other artists, including older artists who influenced Leonardo and his...
Codex Atlanticus

Inviting viewers to "explore the largest existing collection of original writings and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci," Codex Atlanticus offers a unique and incredibly comprehensive look at da Vinci's musings and work. Before diving in, visitors will likely want to toggle through the instructional tabs on the How to Read page (linked at the top-center of the site). Here, you will learn about how the...