May 9, 2014
explain this

explain this

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April 15, 2014

It’s the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, born Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, in Vinci, Italy in 1452.

He is known for his art - including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, two of the most famous paintings in the world - but he left fewer than 30 paintings when he died, and most of those were unfinished.

He was a perfectionist and procrastinator, having worked on the Mona Lisa on and off for the last 15 years of his life. The Last Supper was likely only finished because his patron threatened to cut off his money.

He spent much of his time drawing up plans for inventions like the submarine, the helicopter, the armored tank, and even the alarm clock, none of which came to fruition in his lifetime.

Remaining today are at least 6,000 pages of his drawings and notes on everything from astronomy to anatomy — mostly written backward, decipherable only in a mirror.

When he died, he apologized “to God and Man for leaving so much undone.”

March 18, 2014
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"
Leonardo da Vinci

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"

Leonardo da Vinci

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November 11, 2013
Mona’s eye

Mona’s eye

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November 9, 2013

discoveringdavinci:

One of the only known self portraits of Leonardo (left) - and one by his pupil, Melzi.

It’s interesting that someone who sketched so much and was obsessed with mirrors only left behind a couple images that we could consider to be of himself.

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November 3, 2013
"My body will not be a tomb for other creatures."

—   Leonardo Da Vinci  (vegetarian though likely not a vegan)

October 11, 2013
It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.
Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

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October 8, 2013
"In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes. So it is with present time."

 Leonardo da Vinci

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October 7, 2013
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519) - La belle ferronnière.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519) - La belle ferronnière.

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October 7, 2013
Dorothee Golz, La Ferronière

Dorothee Golz, La Ferronière

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September 23, 2013
"Poor is the pupil that does not surpass his master."

—   Leonardo da Vinci

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August 27, 2013
"Assim como um dia bem aproveitado proporciona um bom sono,uma vida bem vivida proporciona uma boa morte."

Leonardo da Vinci

“Just like a day well spent provides a good sleep, a life well-lived provides a good death.”

August 27, 2013

“Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses — especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”        

Leonardo da Vinci

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July 8, 2013
Vitruvian

Vitruvian Man Poster Print by Leonardo da Vinci , 24x36
It’s not the Vitruvian man but the Vitruvian Spector

February 24, 2013
"

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

"

— Leonardo da Vinci

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