Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is the world’s most visited artwork. Its appeal rests partly on several mysteries.
Once called ‘the most important subject no one has heard of’, tribology is now a key part of the fourth industrial revolution.
On the 500th anniversary Leonardo’s death and in appreciation of his rich and varied contributions, how can our educational systems inspire the same imaginative qualities in students today?
Leonardo’s range of knowledge fascination with flying led directly to the development of modern aircraft, nearly four centuries later.
Leonardo da Vinci’s ideal city contained design features and engineering works not realised until hundreds of years after he died.
Engineer, artist, mathematician, thinker: Leonardo da Vinci was all these and more.
A lot has been said about Leonardo and music, much of it speculation. But what do we know for sure?
As Leonardo da Vinci found centuries ago, scholars of art, design, engineering and science can work together for mutual benefit.
Rather than prioritizing human beings at the pinnacle of the animal kingdom, Leonardo revered all living beings. When he compared people and animals, it’s the animals that often came out on top.
Dead five centuries, Leonardo retains a rock star’s fame, well known around the world by just one name. Here, some facts about the man and his legacy.
Leonardo’s obsession with water flowed through his technical work, his art and his scientific ideas.
Leonardo’s professional life reveals his genius for creating technologies of destruction.
His exquisite drawings suggest a particular depth of feeling for the natural world and he was attuned to the emotions of animals. Yet it seems that preservation of nature was not on Leonardo’s mind.
Leonardo’s interest in the human form and replicating human bodily movement foreshadow ideas present in modern robotics.