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
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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
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
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