#130 – Woodpecker Tongue – Leonardo da Vinci Part 20

#130 – Woodpecker Tongue – Leonardo da Vinci Part 20

Leonardo worked out gravity 200 years before Newton, the wave nature of light 200 years before Huygens, developed “da Vinci’s Rule” and understood the nature of time before Einstein. And he was obsessed with the tongue of the woodpecker. 

#130 – Woodpecker Tongue – Leonardo da Vinci Part 20

#127 – Vitruvian Man – Leonardo da Vinci Part 17

“Man, called a little world, contains in himself all the general perfections of the whole world”, wrote Leonardo’s friend, Francesco di Giorgio Martini. The two of them, and their friend Giacomo Andrea, all took turns at drawing “the guy doing naked jumping jacks” aka Vitruvian Man. One of those drawings became the most famous drawing in the world.

#130 – Woodpecker Tongue – Leonardo da Vinci Part 20

#125 – Leonardo da Vinci Part 15 – Panties Ray

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.