Saturday, February 21, 2009

Leonardo Da Vinci

So I've been wanting to do some glass pendants with some of Da Vinci's work... and as a HUGE art history lover,(It's just all so fascinating) I found some REALLY interesting facts about him... on this website which is awesome

First of all, I knew he was truly a renaissance man, but reading more, he was so amazing... He did studies on so many things, nature, flying machines, construction, mechanics, architecture, and he painted and drew... Isn't that awesome!!!

I am definitely going out to by a history book on him.. I did find this one story on there, that was really funny... and I thought fellow artists and readers would enjoy it.. so here it is...

Legend has it that young Leonardo was asked by his father to paint a round shield. Like many teenagers, he thought it would be cool to paint a really creepy head, so he brought in all sorts of vermin -- lizards, bats, maggots, etc. -- and painted a disgusting monster exhaling smoke and poison gas. He was so engrossed in his painting that he failed to notice that his animal specimens had begun to rot, and when he finally allowed his father to see it the man was so startled by its realism that he knew his son could only be an artist.

The website is above where I found this story and so much more.. if interested!!


Christine said...

Thanks for sharing that website. Da Vinci is such an interesting historical figure. I love all the rumors and legends about him (whether they are true or not) like in The Da Vinci Code and in that Cinderella movie Ever After. Fascinating stuff!

♥ xtine

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