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Da Vinci decoded: London exhibit lets visitors explore the mind of Italian master

Da Vinci decoded: London exhibit lets visitors explore the mind of Italian master

Born in the heart of the Renaissance, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci, was an inventor and thinker whose areas of interest included painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time.

 

Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, his genius epitomised the Renaissance ideal.

 

And thanks to the Science Museum, London, visitors can now investigate the facts and the misconceptions that surround this great genius of the Renaissance: Was he the period's only designer of machines? Did all of his designs get fully constructed?

 

“Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius” will include 39 historical models of Leonardo’s inventions including flying machines, diving equipment and weapons, large-scale reproductions of Leonardo’s famous drawings and sketches, 13 interactive games and 10 multimedia installations, and modern examples of bio-inspired robotics, aviation and materials technology.

 

The exhibit runs through April 9, 2016. See details here.

 

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