Leonardo Da Vinci didn't do everything on his own, making good use of experts and other people who could do the work more efficiently.
He acknowledged that he didn't know everything and utilized the knowledge and experience of other great minds.
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Leonardo Da Vinci had a seemingly endless assemblage of concepts and ideas, all of which were unrelated, and scattered.
The 'Renaissance Man' followed his curiosity and not his specialization.
Leonardo Da Vinci explored a wide range of subjects.
A mind interested in many things unlocks certain creative aspects and forms connections that otherwise would remain dormant.
We all come to art history from some perspective. From this perspective, we are likely to build our mental map of how individual artists and styles of art fit together. When we want to place an artist on the art timeline, we should keep in mind that generalisations are useful only up to a point.
For example, Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky would fit into the movement known as Expressionism (1905-1930). But, his work took on different forms as he associated with various artists in other European cities.
We cannot allocate our attention to multiple things at once and expect it to function at the same level as it would were we to focus on just one activity.