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

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Leonardo’s ‘lost’ Christ, sold for £45 in 1956 – now valued at £120m
self portrait; 1515

self portrait; 1515

Leonardo da Vinci, Drapery for a seated figure, Musée du Louvre, Paris, inv. no. 2255Brush and gray tempera, highlighted with white, on gray prepared linen

Leonardo da Vinci, Drapery for a seated figure, Musée du Louvre, Paris, inv. no. 2255
Brush and gray tempera, highlighted with white, on gray prepared linen

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
Leonardo da Vinci