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Leonardo da Vinci

Draw Dinos Right!
September 29, 2008 · 6 Comments

Someone asked me: What are you?  Science Guy or Artist? Both. Leonardo da Vinci said: “I don’t understand a thing ‘till I draw it.” When you draw, your finger tips teach your brain what’s important. Cleaning Bones & Feeling Dinosaur Muscles Most fossil-cleaners are good artists.  As they chip away the rock, their finger tips […]

What did Leonardo da Vinci eat?
July 2, 2008 · 2 Comments

We all know what he painted, invented, and thought – but in this fascinating guest post, Merrianne Timko lets us in on what fueled Leonardo da Vinci’s fabled genius – a sneak peek into the Museum’s upcoming Cultural Feast. photo credit: Phil Romans Many of the foods we eat today –  including tomatoes, corn, potatoes, and […]

Leonardo: Parachute of the Past
April 28, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Just to confirm that Leonardo da Vinci is STILL way ahead of his time, his 1480s design for the parachute is making  the news again in 2008. Olivier Vietti-Teppa, a Swiss daredevil, just recently became the first person to successfully reach the ground using Leonardo’s unique pyramid-shaped design for the chute. Vietti-Teppa only major change […]

Neon Leon: Highlighting da Vinci’s Genius
April 24, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Unlike others of his time living in black and white, Leonard da Vinci’s world was neon. Da Vinci’s universal genius gave him a unique perspective that set him apart from everyone around him – allowing him to become a botanist, sculptor, musician, writer, anatomist, and engineer. Set your mind free and step into da Vinci’s […]



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