Wednesday, April 14, 2010
WW - Leonardo da Vinci, a gifted polymath
An awesome statue to commemorate a true historical figure. Both shots were captured outside Ufizi gallery in Florence, Italy
Leonardo da Vinci is best remembered as the artiste of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. But he's equally famous for his astonishing talents in architecture, sculpture, engineering, geology, hydraulics and the military arts, all with success, and in his spare time doodled parachutes and flying machines that resembled inventions of the 19th and 20th centuries. During his lifetime, he also made detailed drawings of human anatomy which are still highly regarded today. Leonardo also was quirky enough to write numerous notebooks and sketches for countless advanced machines, with descriptions written in secret mirror writing, a trick which kept many of his observations from being widely known until decades after his death. Many of them were apparently never executed, but they anticipated modern inventions through the years to help scientists and inventors make new discoveries.
He had sparked public interest in 2003 with the publication of The Da Vinci Code, the bestselling thriller by author Dan Brown.
Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius of his era, and I wish we had a few more like him for the benefit of our future generations.
First Commenter - Caite
Posted by LifeRamblings at 7:29 AM
Labels: Florence, Italy, wordless wednesday
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oh, someday I really would love to get to Florence.ReplyDelete
The man is quite a genius and clever inventor.ReplyDelete
He was a genius!How lucky to be able to visit & experience this land! Happy WW.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful statue to pay tribute to a truly talented historical figure.ReplyDelete
We were in Florence a few years ago for just one day. Unfortunately for us we were there on a Monday and the museum was closed that day! Terrible timing.ReplyDelete
Da Vinci was a very interesting man. I've often wished I could mimic his mode of sleeping for only 20 min or so every few hours. Imagine how much you could get done!
wow. your photos are clear. good.ReplyDelete
Hmmm...i know he is genius, but i am not a fan of him. Hahahah
He really was a genius !ReplyDelete
I agree, he was a genius! Someday I would love to see his great works in person too :DReplyDelete
Nice little history lesson and a beautiful photo!ReplyDelete
If I am as good as him...ReplyDelete
Hopefully the new generation will deliver some Da Vinci's.ReplyDelete
So proud about his achievements!ReplyDelete
Nice, clear shot.ReplyDelete
If you have time please do drop by and visit my Wordless Wednesday! Thank you!
Hope to see you there,
Beautiful shot of a never to be forgotten man.ReplyDelete
LDaV was a multi-tasker!ReplyDelete
Get inspired in the morning with a positive view of life!
hi life ramblings! Long time didn't drop by here! How are you?ReplyDelete
Leornardo da Vinci is a definitely a genius! That's a nice statue of him! : )
Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm slightly jealous of your Italy trip, but glad you can share part of it with me! :)ReplyDelete
I would love to go to Italy! Great pictures.ReplyDelete
He was a great artist as was who ever this this statue of him. I can't help but wonder how it would have turned out if he had done it himself.ReplyDelete
That was very interesting.ReplyDelete
Such an important personality! Lovely seeing your trips.ReplyDelete
wow thats really interesting! great shots! thanks for sharing and for the warm visit!ReplyDelete
Wow, very cool LR! I also didn't know much about LDV until I read ur post, thanks! :)ReplyDelete
Happy Thursday sweetie, it's almost the weekend yeeeha! :)ReplyDelete
Now I know how Leonardo da Vinci looked like. I learned that he designed a bridge too. He was really a great artist.ReplyDelete
Hi ramblings! happy WW!ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing this!
Wow..didn't know that he is so multi-talented? :) He was so well-versed in so many areas? Goodness. he is not a genius. He is God. :DReplyDelete
Yeah! I know him best from Mona Lisa and the last Supper but now he is globally known as Da Vinci Code. :pReplyDelete
Great statue. Yes he was a great man, we are proud for him. Thanks for taking a good shot.ReplyDelete