Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man Explained - I’m sure you have seen Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man before; it´s one of the images most reproduced in academic books, movies, art and parodies. But what is it that makes it so special?

Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man Explained - I’m sure you have seen Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man before; it´s one of the images most reproduced in academic books, movies, art and parodies. But what is it that makes it so special?

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Why is the world's best art being detained at her majesty's pleasure?

Why is the world's best art being detained at her majesty's pleasure?

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Paint is the medium used in this picture. It's impossible to bring up Da Vinci without bringing up his most famous work, The Mona Lisa.

Paint is the medium used in this picture. It's impossible to bring up Da Vinci without bringing up his most famous work, The Mona Lisa.

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Leonardo da Vinci's depiction of the bones, muscles and tendons of the hand, c.1510-11 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2292206/The-startling-accuracy-Leonardo-da-Vincis-anatomical-sketches-revealed-comparison-modern-medical-scans.html

Leonardo da Vinci's depiction of the bones, muscles and tendons of the hand, c.1510-11 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2292206/The-startling-accuracy-Leonardo-da-Vincis-anatomical-sketches-revealed-comparison-modern-medical-scans.html

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da vinci drawings - heart -  'where the dead ones went the living were not far distant'

da vinci drawings - heart - 'where the dead ones went the living were not far distant'

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Leonardo da Vinci  anatomist.  He totally went to cemeteries and cut up dead bodies for this.  True story.

Leonardo da Vinci anatomist. He totally went to cemeteries and cut up dead bodies for this. True story.

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