#135 – Senso Comune  – Leonardo da Vinci Part 25

#135 – Senso Comune – Leonardo da Vinci Part 25

Alberti wrote that before you could paint someone naked, you first had to paint their bones. LDV said “hold my beer – I’m going to paint their NERVES.” And he didn’t stop there. He wanted to understand every single aspect of how the human body worked. Most of it...
#134 – The Lune  – Leonardo da Vinci Part 24

#134 – The Lune – Leonardo da Vinci Part 24

One year of Leonardo! Can you believe it? Leonardo was never short of obsessions. In this episode we talk about his obsessions with the “Lune Of Hippocrates”, and other mathematical puzzles. He wasn’t very good at maths, but watching him try to use his strengths to...
#133 – The Golden Ratio  – Leonardo da Vinci Part 23

#133 – The Golden Ratio – Leonardo da Vinci Part 23

Despite sucking at maths, Leonardo eventually realised mathematics was the language of nature. Luckily, he became close friends with the mathematician Luca Pacioli. When Pacioli wrote a book on the golden ratio, or divine proportion, his friend Leonardo did the art – lots of lovely 3D Platonic solids.

#132 – The Laziest Genius Ever – Leonardo da Vinci Part 22

#132 – The Laziest Genius Ever – Leonardo da Vinci Part 22

Leonardo loved machines, partly because he was fascinated with motion and energy. Other Renaissance artists drew machines, but only Leonardo drew them part by part to demonstrate the analysis of motion. Some of his machines were so innovative they could have made him extremely wealthy, but he was the laziest, most selfish genius of all time.