8 things you may not know about Leonardo da Vinci

Art 05/11/19, 12:22

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Widely considered one of the greatest polymaths in human history, Leonardo was an inventor, artist, musician, architect, engineer, anatomist, botanist, geologist, historian, and cartographer. Did you know that da Vinci never went through formal schooling? Though his artistic output was small, ...

What sparked the greatest cultural revolution in history?

Art 03/12/19, 21:34

When considering Europe, the great cultural capitals of Italy, Spain, and France have an almost mystical allure. The majesty of the architecture, the awe-inspiring sculptures, and the paintings of almost superhuman composition, feed the soul and captivate us with a fierce ferocity. No period in history contributed more to this ...

The divine proportion – the indecipherable code

Beyond science 02/21/19, 21:50

“Geometry has two great treasures; one is the Pythagorean theorem; the other, the auric ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold; the second we may name a precious jewel.” – Johannes Kepler The newspaper pages that you are reading, the screen of your computer, your credit card, ...

Renaissance Man: Leonardo da Vinci’s legacy of mystery

Culture 01/19/19, 21:53

Italian Renaissance figure Leonardo da Vinci was a man of staggering genius. An inventor, artist and sculptor, much of his more intricate work remains a puzzle to this day. Leonardo da Vinci left a legacy of work, including such iconic pieces as "The Vitruvian Man,” "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa.” Today, ...

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