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Lesson Three - The Renaissance Man


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Lesson Three - The Renaissance Man

  1. 1. Renaissance Man<br />Ancient:<br />Plato (daVinci)<br />Aristotle<br />
  2. 2. "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."<br />– Gerald Zaltman, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard, personal communication, October 2003.<br />
  3. 3. Renaissance Man<br />Renaissance period<br />Leonardo daVinci<br />Michelangelo and Raphael<br />Petrarch, Erasmus, Pico della Mirandola<br />Why were there so many Renaissance men during the Renaissance?<br />Lack of boundaries between disciplines<br />Knowledge was just knowledge<br />
  4. 4. Leonardo da Vinci<br />1452-1519<br />
  5. 5. Legacy<br />17 paintings<br />Notebooks<br />Drawings of unfinished works<br />Diverted rivers to prevent flooding<br />Principles of turbine<br />Cartography<br />Submarine<br />Flying machine<br />Parachute<br />…And much more….<br />
  6. 6. Leonardo da Vinci<br />First Italian artist to use oil paints<br />Mona Lisa<br />The Last Supper<br />The Virgin of the Rocks<br />Religious matter in secular and humanized fashion<br />
  7. 7. Milan<br />Last Supper<br />Used new fresco method<br />Built into the room's end<br />Light from the side with the window<br />Door cut below<br />During WWII a bomb hit the monastery<br />Destroyed by erosion <br />
  8. 8. Painting<br />The greatness of the Mona Lisa<br />What do you see?<br />
  9. 9. Drawing<br />Coded<br />Read R L with a mirror<br />Scientific illustration<br />Used science to support art<br />
  10. 10. Military<br />
  11. 11. Aeronautics<br />
  12. 12. Anatomy<br />
  13. 13. Technology<br />Machines<br />Hydraulics<br />Vehicles on land<br />Architecture<br />Scientific method<br />Those sciences are vain and filled with errors which are not borne of experiment, the mother of all certainty.”<br /> - Leonardo Da Vinci <br />
  14. 14.  <br />Look at the following rectangles:  1 2 3 Which of these seems to be the most naturally attractive? Which do you like best? Why? <br />
  15. 15. Leonardo Da Vinci: Mathematician<br />Leonardo's famous Mona Lisa reflects the artist’s use of the Golden Section.<br /> * The rectangle around her face represents a Golden rectangle.<br /> * If you subdivide the rectangle at the eyes the vertical side of the rectangle is divided by the golden ratio.<br />Click To See! <br />
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  17. 17. The Last Supper (1498)<br />
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  20. 20. Leonardo’s Environment and Possible Motivations<br />Earning a living (profit)<br />Rivalry with other artists<br />Scientific curiosity<br />Civic duty<br />