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Leonardo Da Vinci - an exploration of rennaissance genius

Leonardo Da Vinci - an exploration of rennaissance genius

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Published by Sara Lopez
An Nguyen, Nick Hurrie, and Jane Rowland
An Nguyen, Nick Hurrie, and Jane Rowland

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Published by: Sara Lopez on Feb 11, 2013
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Where earlier authors had relied almost exclusively
on verbal descriptions, Leonardo

emphasizes the

significance of visual studies

to develop

understanding.

He saw that during dissection blood and other
tissues obscured the view and prevented

accurate

drawing. He was the first to

encourage anatomists

to make models as the basis

for drawing. He was

the first to inject hot wax into

organs to define the shape and size of an internal body structure.

Leonardo used layers, levels, transparency, and cutaway sections to opens
up the body in a new way. E.g. he made a glass model of the heart using
millet seeds in clear water to demonstrate the flow of fluids.

Leonardo frequently drew multiple viewpoints of the same organ, bone or
part of the body: front, behind, left side, right side, above and below.

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