Leonardo liked to draw beautiful young men alongside craggy older men. Was it personal porn? Or artistic experimentation?
His new friendship with fellow architects and artists Donato Bramante and Francesco di Giorgio lead to his discovery of the writings of the ancient Roman architect Vetruvius, and one of his most famous drawings – Vitruvian Man.
Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t just talented and brilliant. He was also handsome, gentle, a vegetarian, and the nicest guy ever. Okay – so he took in a ten year old boy, Salai, and made him his lover. Who are you to judge?
Leonardo had originally come to the Sforza Court to present and play a special lute of his own design which used… a bow. He practically invented the violin. Of course he did. He invented other crazy musical instruments as well. And invited the strangest looking people he could find back to his house for a meal… and so he could draw them.