Friday, April 15, 2005

happy birth of genius -- Leonardo lives!

sketch for Leda, c. 1505-7

Leonardo Da Vinci, born this day, 1452. (Vinci was a small town in Tuscany).

where would we be without the Florentine renaissance?

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
or so he said, & so i believe.

7 little fish:

Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I've always liked Da Vinci's work, especially his drawings of flying machines.

Happy Birthday, Leo!

4:42 PM  
Blogger retarius swam up to say...

i was a fan of da vinci, now thanks to dan brown and others, it seems to be all trendy, which kind of ruins it, but the guy was still a genius and and artist and you are twice as cool for giving him the birthday props. do you think da vinci ever used the word "props" or it's equivalent?

4:27 AM  
Blogger retarius swam up to say...

oh, and my favorite use of da vinci in contemporary film goes to....hudson hawk, perhaps bruce willis finest screen moments ever, other than maybe the 5th element, but this is about da vinci, not bruce willis, sorry i seem to be stuck in type mode i will stop now.

4:29 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

da vinci has been in & out through trendy so many times it's ceased to matter. especially to him.

11:04 AM  
Blogger banzai cat swam up to say...

Well I suppose if you're dead, it doesn't really matter. ;-)

3:35 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

i just wish that any of his flying machines actually worked, becaue they would have been lots of fun

10:22 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Yes, they would have. There's just something about those old pictures that are magical and make me feel very nostalgic when I see them. They are the works of someone with a limitless imagination and that is inspiring.

12:30 PM  

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