Friday Quote

It is Leonard da Vinci’s birthday today. Well, it would have been if he had lived to the ripe age of 564 – he was born in 1452.

Here is an article with some people’s favourite Leonardo pictures – there are certainly plenty to choose from. ย I remember a brilliant exhibition in London about 10 years ago where the two pictures of the Virgin of the Rocks had been brought together for the first time. ย Along with paintings like Lady with an Ermine, it was a breathtaking experience to be in the presence of such treasures.

So today’s Friday Quote just had to be something from the great man himself. I have enjoyed dabbling in a tiny bit of art in his honour, and must give thanks to James Julier for his bubble-drawing tutorial.

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10 thoughts on “Friday Quote

  1. Wasn’t he the most extraordinary man? If he’d been born even 100 years later I suspect he would have left a far greater scientific legacy. If you are ever in Amboise, in the Touraine, the Clos Luce is a must
    If I could meet 10 people from history I’m pretty sure he’d be one of them….

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  2. I have a book of his sketches and it feels like a glimpse into part of his mind at times. Hope you have been well, my friend! I’m slowly making my way back into the blogosphere ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. So great to hear from you ๐Ÿ˜€ All well with us, thanks – hope same with you. Have missed you โค๏ธ๐ŸŒบ


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