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Is Art History Really History?

Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man, c.1490 (detail)

Did you know that in order to understand the anatomy of the human body, Leonardo da Vinci was a grave robber and dug up corpses at night? 134 more words

My Creative Process

The water magnet

I finally made it to Leonardo’s Naviglio Pavese. Back in the old days Milan used to look like Venice: a city on water. Its layout dramatically changed after the Municipality decided to bury almost all the canals, during the Thirties. 373 more words

Going Places

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Poor Little Broken Girl

I’ve certainly had my fair share of bad days. Case in point: Getting bronchitis on a week-long holiday in Japan in the dead of winter. I’d say that was pretty bad. 611 more words


The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

When one refers to the name Leonardo da Vinci, “The Last Supper” is considered as one of his finest works.

The painting was commissioned by Sforza to be the centre piece of the mausoleum at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy and measures some 15 feet x 29 feet in size. 456 more words


My Life: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, was born on 15th April 1452, in Vinci, Italy.  He was born out of wedlock, to a peasant mother, but raised by his father Ser Piero, a well to do individual. 339 more words