2004-10-26

Leonardo superstar


Leonardo da Vinci, wow!
His complete name actually was: "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", which means "Leonardo, son of Piero, from Vinci". Vinci is a little town in Tuscany, near Firenze.

Art? Look at this: Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with an Ermine). (~1490)
(ok, also the famous Gioconda (aka Monna Lisa) is beautiful).

What else?
Anatomy? Natural? Engineering? Maps?

One (amongst many) very interesting is the "Vitruvian man".

Its name is for Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, a Roman writer, architect and engineer of the 1st century BC, who studied human proportions. There are also some curiosities about its geometry.

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