Leonardo da Vinci
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci (born on this day, 1452)
historical-nonfiction:

Leonardo da Vinci felt so strongly against people eating animals that he would often buy chickens to set them free. He wrote: “I have, from an early age, abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”

historical-nonfiction:

Leonardo da Vinci felt so strongly against people eating animals that he would often buy chickens to set them free. He wrote: “I have, from an early age, abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”

amongflora-and-fauna:

A Copse of Trees, 1508 red chalk on paper Leonardo da Vinci

amongflora-and-fauna:

A Copse of Trees, 1508
red chalk on paper
Leonardo da Vinci

A statue of Leonardo outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, based upon contemporary descriptions.

A statue of Leonardo outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, based upon contemporary descriptions.

Leonardo’s childhood home in Anchiano.

Leonardo’s childhood home in Anchiano.

Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian and animal rights activist, he would buy caged birds and set them free.

Caricature of a Man with Bushy Hair
1495
by Leonardo da Vinci

Caricature of a Man with Bushy Hair

1495

by Leonardo da Vinci

welovepaintings:

 
Leonardo’s ‘lost’ Christ, sold for £45 in 1956 – now valued at £120m