A document, which dates to 1452, shows that da Vinci’s father emancipated an enslaved woman named Caterina – Leonardo’s mother.
Pi gets a lot of attention this time of year, but there are plenty of other mathematical constants just as deserving of recognition.
It has long been thought the ancient Greeks used the Golden Ratio to beautify their art and architecture. Turns out that’s not really true.
The condition challenges the centuries-old idea that all great artists are able to envision what they’re drawing.
The reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s work is set to fetch a lot at auction. But why would a fake cost so much?
A formula found often in nature, many artists believe that following the golden ratio leads to the most aesthetically pleasing work. It can also accidentally turn up in musicals.
While the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable technological achievement, it’s worth reflecting upon the creative vision that made it possible.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is the world’s most visited artwork. Its appeal rests partly on several mysteries.
What do earthquakes, wealthy Italian families and your circulatory system have in common? Scientists use fractals, self-similarity and power laws to translate from local to global scales.
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?
Leonardo da Vinci emphasized the naturalness of the relationship of Jesus and Mary in his art, while also inviting viewers into a religious message.
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.