of Milan. One day Leonardo sat down and inscribed the top of a sheet of paper
using his idiosyncratic right-to-left mirror writing with the words, “On the 2nd day of April 1489”,
adding later: “Book entitled On the Human Figure”. As a new exhibition of his anatomical
studies at the Queen’s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh suggests, though, it
would be another two decades before he really hit his stride.
It is only a year, of course, since Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist, a magnificent exhibition at the
Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace that showcased the full breadth of around 200 sheets of
anatomical studies by Leonardo in the Royal Collection. Inevitably, the new exhibition, also
curated by Martin Clayton, feels less significant. While it sets Anatomical Manuscript A in
context by providing a handful of representative sheets from earlier and later in Leonardo’s
career, including one of the famous 1489 drawings of a sectioned skull, it does not offer a
comprehensive overview of his activities as an anatomist.
ular case of Leonardo da Vinci, born as a left-handed, dyslexic bastard, rejected by [y]our
father, to a world of the City States of the land that was eventually to become Italy; whose collective,
predominately patriarchal mindset, at that TIME, was based on the religious beliefs of ROME and
the Gregorian Calendar; when even the barbarian hoards of northern Europe and Scandinavia had by
this time accepted the 'dowsing in water' of baptism, as a requirement of subscribing to the
"new then" ORDER of DENIAL of our species very connessione with NATURE.
t recognisable works.
But Leonardo da Vinci has finally received the credit he deserves for his “startling” medical accuracy hundreds of years in advance of his peers, as scientists match his anatomical drawings with modern day MRI scans.
Phi otherwise known as The Golden Ratio.
It is the number that links a pineapple, Leonardo da Vinci and the breeding
patterns of rabbits. This film examines its extraordinary occurrence in
nature and art.…