Leonardo Da Vinci

On The Go with Joe at OMSI’s World of Leonardo da Vinci

PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - The World of Leonardo da Vinci is now open at OMSI bringing guests into one of history’s greatest minds. Of many things, da Vinci was an artist, architect and engineer, who was influenced by, as OMSI puts, “a pursuit of scientific inquiry and mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of their time.”
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All-Access: Ladies of Laughter, Leonardo da Vinci, and Silent Movies

Get ready for a night of big laughs. Back by popular demand, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is hosting Ladies of Laughter, March 11. Returning to the mainstage is Karen Rontowski, who has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Live at Gotham, Comedy Central, and more. Comedians Stephanie Blum and Sarah Perry will also make an appearance. Buy tickets here.
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All-Access: Leonardo da Vinci, Pi Day, and 'The Band's Visit'

Don’t miss the last chance to experience the Da Vinci — Inventions exhibition at the Museum of History and Industry, which departs March 13. The exhibition celebrates the multi-faceted life of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, architect, to name a few.

Hypercar Designer Horacio Pagani on Collecting Porsches and Reading Leonardo da Vinci

Like Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance master who inspires him, Horacio Pagani resides at the intersection of creativity and analytics. A true outlier, the 66-year-old hypercar designer and manufacturer combines latent talent, an innovative approach and enough flair to develop a model line that’s arguably the most exclusive in production: Fabergé eggs—crafted from noble alloys and bleeding-edge composites—capable of 220 mph (and more). Hailing from Casilda, Argentina, Horacio completed the construction of a single-seat race car for the Formula 2 Championship series at the age of 24. Soon drawn to Italy, he helped Lamborghini pioneer the use of composite materials...

Did You Know About Leonardo da Vinci – The Swimmer?

Did You Know About Leonardo da Vinci – The Swimmer?. Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452-May 2, 1519) epitomized the concept of the “Renaissance Man.” He was an Italian polymath who, while best known for his dramatic and expressive artwork, was also an inventor, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor and architect. He was a vegetarian who loved animals and despised war. He remains a role model for applying the scientific method to every aspect of life, including art and music. But he was also a prolific draughtsman who kept detailed journals, with notes and drawings on every subject that caught his attention – including swimming.
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Bible verse - Isaiah Isa.10:31-32; quote by Leonardo da Vinci

Isaiah Isa.10:31-32 I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. Leonardo da...
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Bible verse - Isaiah Isa.10:14-15; quote by Leonardo da Vinci

And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped. Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth...

If Leonardo Da Vinci Was Your Chief Marketing Officer

We can’t be certain exactly how many pages of notes and sketches Leonardo da Vinci created… scholars estimate his output between 20,000 to 28,000 pages. The surviving notebooks are found in the collections of institutions such as The British Library and The Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. Woven between...

10 Extraordinary Inventions by Leonardo da Vinci the Ultimate Renaissance Man [Infographic]

Admiring works of Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper to the Mona Lisa, you will quickly find that there’s more to the painter that makes him iconic. Considered the backbone of the Italian Renaissance along with Michelangelo and Raphael, the original Renaissance man, Leonardo, made an undeniable mark on art history not only as a painter, but also as a musician, mathematician, scientist, military architect, and engineer.

Dual mode imaging in mid infrared with thermal signal reconstruction for innovative diagnostics of the "Monocromo" by Leonardo da Vinci

Dual mode imaging in the mid infrared band, a joint use of thermography and quasi-thermal reflectography, was recently proposed as a full field diagnostic tool in cultural heritage. Here we discuss for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, a detailed application of such non destructive technique to the diagnostics of frescoes, with an emphasis on the location of detachments. We also investigate the use of a thermographic method based on TSR (thermal signal reconstruction), in a long pulse stimulus scheme, as well as the spatial registration of thermal images after post-processing analysis to their visible counterpart, so as to obtain a fine resolution diagnostic map. As an exemplar case study, we report about the application of dual mode imaging with a 500 \({\upmu }\hbox {m}\) pixel size at object plane on the "Monocromo", a fresco by Leonardo da Vinci located in the Sforza Castle (Milan, Italy). Our technique was used to guide the conservators during the restoration works, opening new perspectives in artwork diagnostics.

A Prado Museum Exhibition Argues That ‘Salvator Mundi’ Is Not by Leonardo da Vinci

The catalogue for a recently opened Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid argues that Salvator Mundi (ca. 1500) should not be considered a masterpiece solely by the artist, according to a report in the Art Newspaper. The exhibition, titled “Leonardo and the copy of the Mona Lisa. New approaches to the artist’s studio practices,” opened in September and centers around Prado’s copy of the Renaissance master’s most famous painting. The show was organized by Ana González Mozo, a senior technician in the Prado’s conservation department. According to an exhibition description, the show “is the result of an ambitious research project which the Prado undertook in parallel and...

US network The CW lands Leonardo da Vinci series, Australian comedy drama Bump

US free-to-air network The CW has acquired an Italian drama about Leonardo da Vinci, starring Poldark’s Aidan Turner, and an Australian comedy drama called Bump. Turner (The Hobbit) plays the titular role in Leonardo, an eight-part series exploring the secrets and drama behind da Vinci’s genius. The show was created by Frank Spotnitz (The X Files, Medici) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Doctor Who).

The CW Acquires Leonardo da Vinci Drama With Freddie Highmore, Australian Teen Pregnancy Comedy

The CW is adding a pair of very different series to its roster: Leonardo, an Italian period drama about the secrets of Leonardo da Vinci, and Bump, an Australian comedy about teen pregnancy. An eight-part series, Leonardo “follows da Vinci as he grows into an unparalleled genius [and] renowned polymath whose work overturned the established order,” according to the official logline. “His restless curiosity flitted between arts, science and technology, driven by a profound quest for knowledge and determined to unfold the mysteries of the world around him. The series unlocks the enigma of this extraordinary man, through an untold story...

20 Famous Artists Everyone Should Know, From Leonardo da Vinci to Frida Kahlo

Museums and textbooks are full of names of artists who've left their mark in history. Certain names, however, still stand out from the rest. Whether it is through their distinctive style, their participance in a pivotal art movement, or their eccentric life, these artists have achieved astounding fame. And while these creatives are well-known in popular culture now, many of them were not recognized for their talents until decades after their death.