Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Leonardo Da Vinci, the Renaissance Man - a Personality I Most Admire

For long time now, I have wanted to write on this personality. The film “The Da Vinci Code” directed me to learn/know more on Da Vinci. And as usual Wiki served its purpose :)

Leonardo Da Vinci - a Scientist, Mathematician, Inventor and Architect. His contribution to world is so great that you can’t even imagine for such a personality in 1400s.

Unknowns on Da Vinci

  • He had made many artistic presentations and manuscripts on human anatomy.
  • Most of his paintings were incomplete.
  • He is a vegetarian and loves animal
  • He is well trained in mirror scripting (to write backwards which can be deciphered through mirror). Most of his treatises were written with mirror scripting.
  • He had a sketch on flying machine, which was never created. People believe that modern day helicopter was inspired by his design.
  • his painting ‘Last Supper’ has met with so many controversies
  • he was working as apprentice in Andrea del Verrocchio’s workshop
  • his technical treatises on painting introduced new perspective on paintings

I best like his saying “Though I may not, like them, be able to quote other authors, I shall rely on that which is much greater and more worthy:--on experience, the mistress of their Masters.”

"Leonardo da Vinci was like a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while the others were all still asleep" - Sigmund Freud

True :)


Praharika said...


Very Good Post :)


Deepthi said...

Hi Harini,

where are you now?

Praharika said...


I am here only will call you...


Vardhan said...

Hi, Very informative post.


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