His articulate and coherent countenance in painting came to him as naturally as a monologue to an eager and egoistic chatterer.
Dragon Striking down lion once more exemplifies Leonardo da Vinci stirring touch yet again exploring the reminiscent realm of Leonardo’s imagination.
The outline of the design in his treatise, aid and amplify text unsaid with force almost unknown in modern illustration. Each curve, each touch resonates the canvas, serving as a stepping stone without which, he would never have been able to realise his so many inventions and innovations centuries ahead of his time.
Throughout Leonardo’s life’s work one thing stands out, and that is; the noblest of pleasures derives from the joy of expression and understanding, for like the river never gets stale, so does the mind in leaps for projecting the world unknown.
The exceptional and extraordinary often have found fidelity gifted in expressions, forming a reprieve from the endless quest for beauty and the lingering physical strain of living on the heights.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly known as Leonardo Da Vinci or simply Leonardo, is a renowned Italian Renaissance polymath.
A sage boundless even in time. His bewildering prowess, ingenuity and genius in vast subjects often embodied him as the Renaissance man, a fount of knowledge. His outgoing areas of interest included: painting, architecture, invention, sculpting, literature, cartography, anatomy, and literature among so much more.
It’s no wonder he has time and again been christened the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is vicariously acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of all times. For Leonardo, the treatise in utter comprehension of the object/ unknown comes first before he starts to love or hate.
For through learning the object in lieu of utter understanding, there is no love or hatred. This fosters the very fundamental law of perception, for the acquisition of knowledge is always paramount and prolific to the intellect; it paves the way in driving out the useless things and retaining the good.
For trivially nothing can be loved or detested unless it’s first known. Many scholars and historians recognise Leonardo as the prime archetype of universal genius; unquenchable in curiosity, and fervidly ingenious in imagination.
The scope of his interests; raging beyond meagre resolve, ferocious in depth and profundity, his entire being and existence almost seeming superhuman, while the man himself ostensibly mysterious and remote.
Born out of wedlock, Leonardo da Vinci, son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and his mother, Caterina, a peasant woman in Vinci, Florence.
Leonardo was educated and cultured, in the studio of Andrea Del Verrocchio a renowned painter in Florence and would grow to surpass his master.
Among his prominent works of art include; the Mona Lisa revitalised as one of the most famous and parodied portraits in the world, as well as, the Last Supper of which is the most reproduced embodiment in the realm of religion.