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Leonardo da Vinci was a man of multiple dimensions of talents. Not only was he a painter but he also had impeccable skills as a sculptor, an architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. His unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived, to which I would personally have to agree.
Main areas of his studies that have taken influence within this works are:
Studies in Flight
Leonardo made “the flight of birds” the basis for his mechanical approach and he studied the function of the wing, the air resistance, the winds and the currents. Leonardo also studied air-resistance, currents, winds and the laws of equilibrium. This intricate and detailed study into the flight of birds has…
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