Friday Quote

It is Leonard da Vinci’s birthday today. Well, it would have been if he had lived to the ripe age of 564 – he was born in 1452.

Here is an article with some people’s favourite Leonardo pictures – there are certainly plenty to choose from.  I remember a brilliant exhibition in London about 10 years ago where the two pictures of the Virgin of the Rocks had been brought together for the first time.  Along with paintings like Lady with an Ermine, it was a breathtaking experience to be in the presence of such treasures.

So today’s Friday Quote just had to be something from the great man himself. I have enjoyed dabbling in a tiny bit of art in his honour, and must give thanks to James Julier for his bubble-drawing tutorial.

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10 thoughts

  1. Wasn’t he the most extraordinary man? If he’d been born even 100 years later I suspect he would have left a far greater scientific legacy. If you are ever in Amboise, in the Touraine, the Clos Luce is a must http://www.vinci-closluce.com/en
    If I could meet 10 people from history I’m pretty sure he’d be one of them….

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  2. I have a book of his sketches and it feels like a glimpse into part of his mind at times. Hope you have been well, my friend! I’m slowly making my way back into the blogosphere 🙂

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