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
Known forArt, science
MovementHigh Renaissance

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

Vitruvian Man

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)
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
TypeOil on walnut
Dimensions45.4 cm × 65.6 cm (25.8 in × 19.2 in)
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
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]