Leonardo Da Vinci


Leonardo Da Vinci was a famous painter, maybe the most famous of all time. For instance, his painting of the Mona Lisa attracts millions at the Louvre museum.

But Da Vinci was not just a painter but also a scientist. Yet many people have no idea about his inventions and scientific achievements in geology, archaeology, etc.

Hence he is a glorious example of how science and art are actually connected. So he was maybe the only one who composed his observation for detail with his artistic charisma to achieve inventions we still use. 

Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.

Leonardo da Vinci

One of his achievements was the first map of a little town in Italy where his technique transform mapping from art to science.

Therefore Leonardo Da Vinci was a pioneer to turn maps into useful guides rather than just symbolic paintings.

Furthermore, his map was maybe the first satellite image as he painted it as a ‘flattened city’. 

The story of how Da Vinci turned mapping from art to science is revealed in this episode. 

You will learn:

  • what is the name of the town and how the map is known now
  • what technique he used and if it is still used
  • if Da Vinci made a world map and how accurate it is

What is more remarkable is that his map is still being used as a guide today, five centuries after it was painted.  

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again.

Ben Shneiderman

What other achievements of Leonardo do you know? Please tell us below. 

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With love…for science,


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