Thursday, February 4, 2010

Drawings by DaVinci

You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.
~ DaVinci

Today, we have drawings by DaVinci! But first, check here for info about a tape sculpture contest. (Yes, that's making sculptures out of Scotch tape! You can vote for the winner.) I'll bet DaVinci could have made some amazing tape sculptures...

Garment Study
By Leonardo DaVinci

This one has a great name.
The Lady of the Dishevelled Hair (or La Scapigliata)


Leonardo develops an interesting vehicle for an early James Bond -- the scythe chariot:

Maybe this is the guy who would go in the chariot:

Five characters

~ Universal Leonardo has information about DaVinci's inventions , his view of the world, Leonardo's take on painting aerial perspective, an in-depth biography, and more.
~ Project Gutenberg Presents The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
~ An essay on Leonardo being a left-handed artist.
~ Looking Beyond the Visible: Maurizio Seracini of Florence "carried out a full diagnostic investigation of Leonardo's Adoration of the Magi. Multispectral images allowed an in-depth reading of the painting, from its surface all the way to the support. Moreover, the comparison between images in visible light and those in the infrared range enhanced the understanding of the genesis of Leonardo's masterpiece."

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