Sunday, 12 July 2009

Leonardo's Lion


Leonardo da Vinci would turn his hand to almost anything to keep his patrons happy, even toys. A clockwork lion he designed to entertain French royalty has been reconstructed after nearly five centuries.

My apologies to readers outside the UK who can't view this news item. BBC videos don't travel well; copyright, I guess. Try the title link.

2 Comments:

At 18/7/09, Blogger Til said...

Leonardo's Human-powered Helicopter design concept
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iOcoIxlFzY

Leonardo Da Vinci innovative designs
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E8C1AF787EB0189A

TilTul So Cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9NtvIGCHLU
http://tiltul.com

 
At 18/7/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Til

Thanks for the links. Yes, helicopters, submarines, castle fortifications, seige engines; he doodled them or in some cases actually designed them. He was the first great sci-fi artist.

 

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