Discovering da Vinci



This page has links to all the other major sections of Discoveringdavinci.com 



This blog post will be used to showcase the latest updates from all our sites. 

New Introductory text: 

"Ciao, benvenuto al mio sito!

The aim of Discovering Da Vinci is to become the destination for everything about and by Leonardo da Vinci. It's going to compile all of his notebooks, sketches, paintings, and other written works in one place that is easily accessible to everyone. It will eventually bring all the varied subjects covered in his notebooks up-to-date with new content and modern technologies.



"Discovering da Vinci" started as an evolution of my book "Discovering Da Vinci's Daughter" that I have been working on for almost 8 years now. Over that time I incidentally accumulated a lot of images, pieces of information, quotes, books, etc about Leonardo and the associated subjects. This site slowly melded away from a place mainly to post what I was working on for my book into being more about Leonardo in general.


It was through my obsessive research that I realized that a web site would be the best way to organize all of this information in one place. Hence - discoveringdavinci.com There is already a lot of sections and his art works posted so feel free to make yourself at home and look around. There are links above each page and even more random entries on my blog and dedicated tumblr pages. In the next couple weeks there will be some big updates so stay tuned future readers!"

Biography
Leonardo's biography has been updated to include:

  • Family Tree
  • Time/Life Line
  • Titles
  • What did he look like?
  • How smart was he?
  • Why did he write in mirrored script?





All of Leonardo's Paintings
All of Leonardo's paintings have been posted in chronological order with information about them. The Mona Lisa and Last Supper have their own pages:

Mona Lisa



Last Supper



M.on Salai
"Mon Salai" has been updated and combined with Salai's page. 2/2014

  • New Gif showing the superimposition.
  • Clearer explanations and examples. 





Social Media: 

"Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind."

Inventions
"Science is the observation of things possible, whether present or past. Prescience is the knowledge of things which may come to pass, though but slowly"


"The painter strives and competes with nature."


"The part always has a tendency to reunite with its whole in order to escape from its imperfection.
The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything."


Notebooks

Leonardo's Notebooks: 







Discovering Da Vinci's Daughter:


The old covers to the previous versions. The one in the center was the latest evolution.

The old cover. 

Is the (working) title of the Book I've been working on since 2006. I'm currently re-writing it and will preview what is about in future updates. There is more about it on my site and on previous posts on this blog.


How I described it previously:
"Discovering Da Vinci's Daughter" is a non-fiction semi- autobiographical narrative about the author discovering the enigmatic identity of the Mona Lisa and previously unattributed artistic innovations by Leonardo da Vinci."













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