Leonardo had always dreamed of putting is hydraulic engineering ideas into practice. In 1503, he finally got his chance. In the process, he invented something that is still used to this very day around the world.
Leonardo gets sent to Borgia as a peace offering. He’s 50 and famous and finally going to get the business card he always wanted – MILITARY ENGINEER. But for a genius, he apparently hadn’t figured out that war is hell.
Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, rapes Leda. Leonardo’s painting of it no longer exists, but we have copies and drawings. Apparently he had no idea what a woman’s breasts looked like.