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Leonardo da Vinci
Francesco Melzi - Portrait of Leonardo - WGA14795.jpg Portrait by Francesco Melzi
BornLeonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
()15 April 1452
Vinci, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy)
Died2 May 1519(1519-05-02) (aged 67)
Amboise, Kingdom of France
NationalityItalian
Known forArt, science
Works
MovementHigh Renaissance
Signature

Firma de Leonardo Da Vinci.svg

The Idea that forms in my mind when "Leonardo da Vinci" the name is mentioned is " Vitruvian Man"

Vitruvian Man

Vitruvius
Vitruvius.jpg A 1684 depiction of Vitruvius (right) presenting De Architectura to Augustus
BornMarcus Vitruvius Pollio
80–70 BC
Roman Republic
Died15 BC (aged 64–75)
NationalityRoman
OccupationAuthor, architect, civil engineer and military engineer
Notable workDe architectura

Vitruvius writes about the proportions of man...

3. Just so the parts of Temples should correspond with each other, and with the whole. The navel is naturally placed in the centre of the human body, and, if in a man lying with his face upward, and his hands and feet extended, from his navel as the centre, a circle be described, it will touch his fingers and toes. It is not alone by a circle, that the human body is thus circumscribed, as may be seen by placing it within a square. For measuring from the feet to the crown of the head, and then across the arms fully extended, we find the latter measure equal to the former; so that lines at right angles to each other, enclosing the figure, will form a square.[27]

It was upon these writings that Leonardo da Vinci based his Vitruvian Man.

Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion.

The drawing itself is often used as an implied symbol of the essential symmetry of the human body, and by extension, of the universe as a whole.[28]

I think one of Leonardo's most powerful painting is " Salvator Mundi is a painting of Christ as Salvator Mundi (Latin for Savior of the World)


Salvator Mundi
English: Savior of the World
See adjacent text.
ArtistLeonardo da Vinci
Year1500
TypeOil on walnut
Dimensions45.4 cm × 65.6 cm (25.8 in × 19.2 in)
ConditionRestored
OwnerLouvre Abu Dhabi

It is one of fewer than 20 known works by Leonardo, and was the only one to remain in a private collection. It was sold at auction by Christie's in New York to Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Farhan[5] on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism on 15 November 2017, for $450.3 million, setting a new record for most expensive painting ever sold.[6][7] The painting is to be on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.


Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Farhan Al Saud, chairman of Saudi Research and Marketing Group.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The museum was established on November 8, 2017.[3] It is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. The museum is located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. It is approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size, with 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) of galleries [4], making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula. The final cost of the construction is expected to be about €600 million[5]. In addition, US$525 million was paid by Abu Dhabi to be associated with the Louvre name, and an additional US$747 million will be paid in exchange for art loans, special exhibitions and management advice.[6]

Artworks from around the world are showcased at the museum, with particular focus placed upon bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art.[7]



Vinci - Hammer 2A.jpg Page of the Codex Leicester
AuthorLeonardo da Vinci
CountryFlorence, Italy
LanguageItalian
GenreHandwriting
Published1510 (1504–1508)
Pages72 (18 sheets)

The Codex Leicester (also briefly known as Codex Hammer) is a collection of famous scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci. The Codex is named after Thomas Coke, later created Earl of Leicester, who purchased it in 1719. Of Leonardo's 30 scientific journals, the Codex may be the most famous of all. The manuscript currently holds the record for the second highest sale price of any book, as it was sold to Bill Gates at Christie's auction house on 11 November 1994 in New York for US$30,802,500 (equivalent to $50,858,000 in 2017).[1][2][3]

The Codex provides an insight into the inquiring mind of the definitive Renaissance artist, scientist and thinker as well as an exceptional illustration of the link between art and science and the creativity of the scientific process.[4]

“To develop a complete mind: Study the art of science; study the science of art. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo DaVinci

my symbol of- "The Androgyny"- me

or non-duality

The brilliance of this quote is also separated in 2 parts. The first part, “To develop a complete mind: Study the art of science; study the science of art.” speaks of taking 2 opposites and entangling them together in order to create a complete vision of the whole.

When we step back and try to see the “bigger picture” we realize that everything is a game of opposites. We live in the world of duality.

However, the essence of each opposite lies at its opposite’s core. In other words, look at the Ying Yang symbol and see that the essence of light lies at its opposite’s core – that little white dot in the midst of darkness – and vice versa  . 

Only by using light to understand darkness and using darkness to understand light, we can get to know the essence of both opposites, the reason of their existence.

Only by knowing the wholeness of both sides we can realize that they are actually one “coin”. Only by knowing the wholeness of a thing, we can go beyond and use it with its true potential.

We live in a world of duality but our purpose is to find opposites, connect them and create oneness. Our passion should be using the illusion of separateness to create new wholes.

We must “Learn how to see.”, as the second part of this quote says, “Realize that everything connects to everything else”.

Life is the art of The Universe. The entanglement of energies anchored by Matter, limited by time-space, interacting between certain forces and creating their own, unique colors with the illusion of separateness is like an image painting itself.

We are all connected to everything else and everything else is connected to us. Our past, present and future are all merged into one dot we call now.

We are limited by forces and we experience separateness so we can understand The Whole from every angle and go beyond together, as unity.

The forces and laws we play with are in perfect harmony with each other. Their only rule is balance and Nature never tolerates misbalance.

         “Nature never breaks her own laws” – Leonardo DaVinci

I personally see Society today highly "Fragmented, and causes mainly by false beliefs or mis-understanding, and highly recommend we, all work to get back in "Balance with Nature", as my God/is Nature, and things are not looking so good. Yet answer is easy ; "Let go of "Pre-Concieved Notions"

                                                                    -ME-