Leonardo joined art with engineering

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Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable capacity for careful observation made him an astonishing artist and a brilliant scientist.

  • Ben Shneiderman
  • The Conversation

He was able to compare the speed of a bird’s wing movement downwards and upwards.

He noticed the differences between arteries carrying blood from the heart and the veins bringing the blood back, so as to draw accurate models of the human circulatory system.

His portrait paintings were groundbreaking because Leonardo was the first to show accurate musculature in the face and neck.

Beyond applying his artist’s perceptual capabilities to scientific…

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