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.


At 18/7/09, Blogger Unknown said...

Leonardo's Human-powered Helicopter design concept

Leonardo Da Vinci innovative designs

TilTul So Cool

At 18/7/09, Blogger Unknown 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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