Happy 562nd Birthday Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday April 15th marks this master painter's 562nd birthday!


Although this Tuesday marks tax day, it also marks the birthday of the original Renaissance Man! Leonardo da Vinci was born April 15, 1452 and was renowned for being a true archetype of the Renaissance with areas of expertise in fields such as art, painting, sculpture, anatomy, architecture, music, math, engineering, geology, cartography, botany, and writing.

Although he is well known for his inventions and conceptualization of things like the tank, flying machines and even his own theory of plate tectonics, da Vinci is best known for his artwork including paintings such as the stunning Mona Lisa and the beautiful and descriptive The Last Supper.



The Mona Lisa



The Last Supper

He was also famous in the art world for his sketches and close attention to detail and realism with more of his sketches and journals surviving than his paintings. His Vitruvian Man sketch shows the proportions of the human body and has been referenced culturally on everything from t-shirts to the Euro coin!


The Vitruvian Man

Leonardo da Vinci was a master in many fields and his name now lends a notion that implies master quality and inventiveness. Jerry's Artarama has several products and art supplies with his name on it from oil paints and watercolors to kids' art supplies and studio easels, the name "da Vinci" marks them all!

Da Vinci painting supplies


Da Vinci studio supplies

So celebrate this week for Leonardo da Vinci's birthday! Try one of the many products and supplies with his name on it or even bake a cake and try your hand at copying one of his paintings in frosting on top of it. Get out there and remember what an amazing artist, inventor, genius and true Renaissance Man Leonardo da Vinci truly was!

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Leonardo will always attract seekers!
Composer Mihail Afanasiev
When I was in Paris 2005, I could not visit the Louvre. But the Louvre came with sound recording equipment, which were kindly provided by the French. Found the "Mona Lisa" and began recording background sound created numerous visitors who came to see the masterpiece. The logic was simple. Allow myself to be noted that any masterpiece has the property of highly structured information field. Man - this is also, at its basis, the field structure. There is a contact of two field structures – human and masterpiece. This is probably the power of art. The sounds published the people who were in the masterpiece (talk, the shuffling of feet, etc.) were very valuable to me, they were correlated associated with him. Subjecting these records complicated transformation process, I managed to get some incredible sound. Many are led into shock - these sounds there is a clear identification with the portrait of "Mona Lisa." Similar records I've made in the famous sculpture of Venus. As a result, based on these records, I had three works - "Knowledge", "Flow" and "Communication".
MONA LISA_VENUS(Опыт работы с шедеврами) .avi
Structure of presented video: sound background at Mona Lisa – result of transformational processing of a background, a sound background at Venus – result of transformational processing of a background, a work “Knowledge” fragment (the transformed sounds are used only).
Full details can be found on my master class
Academia of Music, Kishinev  MOLDOVA http://studiomusicnew.blogspot.com
( Sorry, Google translation)

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