Art and science combined in a very aesthetic way!
Learn how to paint and draw like one of the greatest and most famous artist and scientist of his time – Leonardo Da Vinci.
Everyone knows his most famous and historical works such as the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man and John the Baptist. They embody the ingenious spirit of the extraordinary artist. He was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, anatomist, mechanic, engineer, and natural philosopher.
Mathematics in Art – Proportions
Think You Can’t Learn to Draw? Think Again! Many people believe they can´t learn to draw or paint, even though this is their dream. The art is to understand how to draw and paint realistically. Da Vinci dealt intensively with the human body, thus, doing a great service to all artists and to those interested in art.
The result of this scientific work is the “Vitruvian Man”, which represents the body proportions. This is a very important tool for painting and drawing. Thanks to these easily identifiable relationships between the lengths of different body parts, the artist can depict a human being. With this knowledge and a little bit of practice, anybody can learn it!
The ingenious spirit of Leonardo Da Vinci!
Da Vinci’s lifelong motivation was to learn from nature. He said: “Though human ingenuity may make various inventions which, by the help of various machines answering the same end, it will never devise any inventions more beautiful, nor more simple, nor more to the purpose than Nature does”.
In his early years he studied painting and sculpture with one of the most important sculptors in Florence. First, Da Vinci made artworks of religious nature. A few years after graduation, he became the court painter of the mighty Milanese dynasty of the Sforza. His career as a painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and philosopher run its course.