Da Vinci Exhibit

Musée du Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

1} Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci by Francesco Melzi, 1515-1518 2} Tete de femme, dite La Scapiliata- L’Echevelee , 1500-1510 3} Anatomie, Crane sectionne- Verso

An Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance ideal. The Louvre has marked the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci {1452-1519} by building upon their collection with additional paintings, drawing, manuscripts, and sculptures that will be on display until February 24, 2020 for the world to view.

Da Vinci is one of the most intriguing personalities in Western art, and I was completely captivated by the large number of drawings that recorded his thinking, along with the copious number of notebooks that were on display.

1} Study of Hands, 1474 2} Etudes pour une Adoration des bergers ou pour une Adoration des Mages, 1478-1481 3} Detail of a Centralized Church, 1488.

The way the exhibit is presented/setup, one cannot help noticing that da Vinci’s curiosity and insatiable hunger for knowledge never left him. He was constantly observing, experimenting, and inventing, and drawing was, for him, a tool for recording his investigation of nature and the world.

Kathleen

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    1. Absolutely a great contribution, I was thrilled to be able to see the notebooks and prolific writing [backwards and all] of this genius. Now is it future proof… definitely!

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      1. To me, that’s “shame on our education system!”

        I write throughout the day in my continuous log:

        Mirror image
        Upside-down
        Backwards
        Top to bottom
        Bottom to top
        Block
        Cursive
        In various scrips and styles
        Sometimes both hands
        Alternating between my left and right hands and various hand finger combinations!

        And look what it ‘s done for me!

        🤓🤬🤢🤠🤩🤪😜🙈🙉🙊🤡

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      2. Well done and I applaud you for any style of writing. I’ve been criticized twice in the last week while attending meetings for writing. People are stating the info is on the web or on the presenting screen , and I don’t need to write. Boy does that irk me, can’t we write for the sake of being able to accomplish such a feat.

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