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The defining trait of Leonardo’s genius

The defining trait of Leonardo’s genius

To be creative, you must be interested in many fields rather than be a specialist.

Leonardo da Vinci was interested in everything in the universe, including how we fit into it. He tried to answer questions such as, Why do people yawn? Why is the sky blue? 

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Where the “Mona Lisa” fit into Leonardo’s life and work

Where the “Mona Lisa” fit into Leonardo’s life and work

The Mona Lisa smile has managed to bewitch us for 500 years. It is the culmination of a lifetime spent studying art, science and optics.

Leonardo's notebook shows his dissecting the human face to understand how every muscle and nerve touched the lips. He dissected the human eye on cadavers ...

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Leonardo wasn't known as a painter

Leonardo wasn't known as a painter

Leonardo considered himself an engineer and architect, which he did with great passion. But his first job was as a theatrical producer.

Here, he learned how to do tricks with perspective. The stage in a theatre recedes faster and looks deeper than it is. Even a table onstage would be tilted...

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Leonardo da Vinci was interested in everything

Leonardo da Vinci was interested in everything

Leonardo da Vinci was a genius in how he combined science and art to create his works.

His work includes iconic paintings of the Mona Lisa and The last supper, designs for flying machines and ground-breaking studies on optics and perspective.

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The Last Supper is the most spell-binding narrative painting in history

The Last Supper is the most spell-binding narrative painting in history

The Duke of Milan asked Leonardo to paint The Last Supper on the wall of a dining hall of a monastery.

Leonardo doesn’t just capture a moment but captures a dramatic narrative. At first, you see Christ's hand, then, as you move up, you stare at his face as he is saying, “On...

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Natural elements that most fascinated Leonardo

Natural elements that most fascinated Leonardo

Leonardo was self-taught. He didn’t go to school because he was born out of wedlock.

  • He loved the flow of the streams that went into the Arno River. So he studied them and continued until his deathbed to draw the spiral forms to figure out the math behind them.
  • He noticed ho...

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