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Inside the mind of the original Renaissance man, who continues to fascinate us even today
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Leonardo da Vinci's creative process
How to approach problem-solving like da Vinci
The importance of curiosity and observation
The impact of da Vinci's legacy on art and science
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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
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We all have an innate sense of curiosity that we can cultivate. It starts with asking questions. The most brilliant minds spend their entire lives asking questions about confounding issues. Leonardo’s mission in life was a pursuit of truth and beauty, which led to his own inquisitiveness.
Our senses are the only means by which we can experience the world around us.
According to Leonardo, the average man “looks without seeing, listens without hearing, touches without feeling, eats without tasting, moves without physical awareness, inhales without awareness of odor or fragrance, and talks without thinking.”
In order to truly appreciate life and take in the beauty around us, we need to develop and refine our senses, especially that of sight.
Sfumato translates to “going up in smoke.” Leonardo applied this principle in his paintings by creating hazy, ambiguous scenes with gossamer-thin layers of paint.
Learn to confront the unknown (and unknowable) and embrace mystery, paradox, and uncertainty to let them fuel your creative genius. In an ever-changing world, having poise in the face of paradox is key to being effective and also retaining your sanity
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