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    • Renaissance Man
      Ancient:
      Plato (daVinci)
      Aristotle
    • "I don't buy the notion that the world is organized the way universities and companies are. Ideas don't know what discipline they're in. We might kidnap them and say, 'That's a marketing idea' or 'That's an social studies idea.' But if you walked up to an idea on the street, it wouldn't know about that."
      – Gerald Zaltman, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard, personal communication, October 2003.
    • Renaissance Man
      Renaissance period
      Leonardo daVinci
      Michelangelo and Raphael
      Petrarch, Erasmus, Pico della Mirandola
      Why were there so many Renaissance men during the Renaissance?
      Lack of boundaries between disciplines
      Knowledge was just knowledge
    • Leonardo da Vinci
      1452-1519
    • Legacy
      17 paintings
      Notebooks
      Drawings of unfinished works
      Diverted rivers to prevent flooding
      Principles of turbine
      Cartography
      Submarine
      Flying machine
      Parachute
      …And much more….
    • Leonardo da Vinci
      First Italian artist to use oil paints
      Mona Lisa
      The Last Supper
      The Virgin of the Rocks
      Religious matter in secular and humanized fashion
    • Milan
      Last Supper
      Used new fresco method
      Built into the room's end
      Light from the side with the window
      Door cut below
      During WWII a bomb hit the monastery
      Destroyed by erosion
    • Painting
      The greatness of the Mona Lisa
      What do you see?
    • Drawing
      Coded
      Read R L with a mirror
      Scientific illustration
      Used science to support art
    • Military
    • Aeronautics
    • Anatomy
    • Technology
      Machines
      Hydraulics
      Vehicles on land
      Architecture
      Scientific method
      Those sciences are vain and filled with errors which are not borne of experiment, the mother of all certainty.”
      - Leonardo Da Vinci
    •  
      Look at the following rectangles:  1 2 3 Which of these seems to be the most naturally attractive? Which do you like best? Why?
    • Leonardo Da Vinci: Mathematician
      Leonardo's famous Mona Lisa reflects the artist’s use of the Golden Section.
      * The rectangle around her face represents a Golden rectangle.
      * If you subdivide the rectangle at the eyes the vertical side of the rectangle is divided by the golden ratio.
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    • The Last Supper (1498)
    • Leonardo’s Environment and Possible Motivations
      Earning a living (profit)
      Rivalry with other artists
      Scientific curiosity
      Civic duty