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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.
    Click To See!
  • The Last Supper (1498)
  • Leonardo’s Environment and Possible Motivations
    Earning a living (profit)
    Rivalry with other artists
    Scientific curiosity
    Civic duty