Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”.Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.

Study of a Tuscan Landscape, c. 1473
Study of Arms and Hands, c. 1474
Man with a Staff, c. 1476-1480
Siege Machine, c. 1480
Saint Sebastion, c. 1480
Study of Horse and Rider, c. 1480
Study of Horse and Rider, c. 1481
Designs for a Boat, c. 1485-7
An Artillery Park, c. 1487
Study of a Young Woman in Profile, c. 1485-7
Grotesque Profile, c. 1487-90
Design for a Flying Machine, c. 1488
Design for a Flying Machine, c. 1488
Proportions of the Head, c. 1488-9
Study for the Sforza Monument, c. 1488-9
View of a Skull, c. 1489
View of a Skull, c. 1489
View of a Skull, c. 1489
Study of a Womb, c. 1489
Proportions of the Face and Eye, c. 1489
Five Characters in a Comic Scene, c. 1490
Ill-matched Couple, c. 1490
Study of a Woman, c. 1490 
Vitruvian Man, c. 1490 
Christ Figure, c. 1490-5 
Studies of Concave Mirrors of Differing Curvatures, c. 1492
Coition of a Hemisected Man and Woman, c. 1492
Study for the Last Supper, c. 1495
Stretching Device for a Barrel Spring, c. 1498 
Anatomy of a Male Nude, c 1504-6
A Grotesque Head, c. 1504-7
Design for a Flying Machine, c. 1505
Study for the Head of Leda, c. 1505-7
Study for the Kneeling Leda, c. 1505-7
The Principal Organs and Vascular and Urino-Genital Systems of a Woman, c. 1507
Study for the Trivulzio Monument, c. 1508
Study of Brain Physiology, c. 1508
Studies of Water passing Obstacles and falling, c. 1508-9
Studies of the Shoulder and Neck, c. 1509-1510
Studies of the Shoulder and Neck, c. 1509-1510
Studies of the Shoulder and Neck, c. 1509-1510
Sedge, c. 1510
Studies of the Arm showing the Movements made by the Biceps, c. 1510
Views of a Fetus in the Womb, c. 1510-12
Head of Saint Anne, c. 1510-5
Study of Cats and Other Animals c. 1513
Old Man with Water Studies, c. 1513
Possible Self-Portrait, c. 1513
Anatomy of the Neck, c. 1515
Detail from a Study of a Dragon Costume, c. 1517-8
Masquerader in the guise of a Prisoner, c. 1517-8
Study of Skeletons
Peter Paul Ruben’s copy of the lost Battle of Anghiari, c. 1603
Study of a Figure for the Battle of Anghiari

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo

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