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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a painter who is very, very famous for painting the Mona Lisa and many other amazing paintings. These paintings include The Last Supper, The Vitruvian man and Lady with an Ermine. 83 more words


The Risks And Rewards Of Book Recommendations

Recently JV strongly recommended Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci.  I like biographies, so I got a copy of the book from the library, read it, and concluded that JV was absolutely right:  it’s a terrific, thought-provoking book about a fascinating, almost unbelievable genius that is well worth reading. 284 more words


Contemplations on Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

Behold the blessed, holy convocation,
Preserved for us to ponder as we gaze.
In transient elements, the artist painted
Eternal substance; impartations that amaze.

We look upon the faces art has captured… 96 more words

The Horse in Art

The horse has been a subject in art since the cave paintings of prehistoric man and has remained so until the present day, largely owing to the royal connection with horses and the preoccupation with equine sport, particularly racing.  593 more words

The Divine Code: Geniuses of the Code

The Divine Code of Da Vinci, Fibonacci, Einstein & You: The Secret Success Code of the Universe, by Matthew Cross & Robert Friedman, M.D., Stamford, Conn.: Hoshin Media, 2009 (Review, Part II) 3,391 more words

Leonardo Da Vinci

If you want to stay successful, learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci

Some of history’s greatest contributions have come from polymaths.

Aristotle practically invented half a dozen fields of study across philosophy. Galileo was as much a physicist as he was an engineer when he helped kick-start the scientific revolution. 1,252 more words

Brilliant! Strive to do more.

I am always amazed at the fight and fortitude of my sweet daughter. She is currently in the 9th grade and has strived for 100’s her whole life. 2,034 more words