Discovering Da Vinci Daily: Day 07: Bounded Bodies


"The boundaries of bodies are the least of all things" - Leonardo da Vinci

Discovering Da Vinci Daily: Day 07: Bounded Bodies

These images of water bubbles in space describe this quote the best. The edges of each bubble, and the edges of the bubbles inside of it etc. Are made out of what? How thick are they? Leonardo compared the boundaries of bodies to the instances of time, and that they were indivisible. Or that there could be nothing less than themselves. He described the spaces between different bodies (their boundaries) to be only concepts and not actual things such as the line and the point.

If you hold up a finger and look at it closely the space where the air ends and your skin begins is what he is referring to. You could think of it like a force-field because it is technically not part of your skin and not part of the air either. It's the space between.







I bet this is how the first cellular structures were formed.

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