leonardian:

Leonardo da Vinci
Red Chalk on paper | ca. 1512
attributed to Francesco Melzi

562 years ago today, Leonardo was born in Anchiano, a tiny settlement outside of Vinci, and it was recorded by his grandfather Antonio da Vinci:

"1452. There was born to me a grandson, the son of Ser Piero my son, on the 15th day of April, a Saturday, at the 3rd hour [10.30pm] of the night. He bears the name Lionardo."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARDO!

Anonymous said:
What the fuck is wrong with you

sometimes i read really bad fanfiction for fun

but other than that, nothing

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
Leonardo da Vinci (via observando)

witchctiw:

Anatomy of neck, 1515, Leonardo da Vinci,

solituderecifetoile:

Leonardo da Vinci ‘Study sheet with cats dragon and other animals’

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death
Leonardo Da Vinci (via keyma78)
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo Da Vinci (via loki-silver-tongued-god)
Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses—especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.
Leonardo da Vinci (via in-finitus)

tini21:

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding."
- Leonardo da Vinci

italianartsociety:

Leonardo da Vinci was born on this day in 1452. The world-renowned polymath excelled as a painter, sculptor, architect, designer, theorist, engineer, and scientist, though he was often more interested in the design and exploratory phases of his work than bringing them to completion. Widely recognized as the father of the High Renaissance, even though he was of the same generation as Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-94), and Filippino Lippi (1457-1504), rather than Michelangelo (1475-1564) or Raphael (1483-1520). Though Leonardo famously didn’t complete a number of major commissions, those that he did are today some of the most recognizable images of the Italian Renaissance.

Drapery Study, 1470-84, brush and grey distemper on grey canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Adoration of the Magi, 1481-82, oil on panel, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with an Ermine), 1483-90, oil on wood, Czartoryski Museum, Cracow

Mona Lisa, 1503-5, oil on panel, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Last Supper, 1495-98, mural, refectory, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan

Study of St Anne, Mary, the Christ Child and the young St John, 1501-06, lead pencil, pen and ink on paper, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

Vitruvian Man, 1492. pen, ink, watercolour and metalpoint on paper, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

Study for the Sforza monument, 1488-89, metalpoint on bluish prepared paper, Royal Library, Windsor