Today, aerial drone photography allows us to capture new perspectives that create compelling images. Five hundred years ago, it was Leonardo da Vinci who was breaking new ground and looking at things in a new way.
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Leonardo (1452-1519) was active in both the realms of art and science. Where the two came together, might be where Leonardo made his most significant breakthroughs.
The Mastery Behind the Mona Lisa
Leonardo’s knowledge of anatomy is only one of the scientific aspects that contributed to the beauty of the Mona Lisa. As Britannica notes, Leonardo was skilled in his ability to “closely imitate nature.” Even the three-quarter pose used was innovative – and much copied – at the time.
“The subject’s softly sculptural face shows Leonardo’s skillful handling of sfumato, an artistic technique that uses subtle gradations of light and shadow to model form, and shows his understanding of the skull beneath the skin,” Britannica also points out. “The delicately painted veil, the finely wrought tresses, and the careful rendering of folded fabric reveal Leonardo’s studied observations and inexhaustible patience. And, although the sitter’s steady gaze and restrained smile were not regarded as mysterious until the 19th century, viewers today can appreciate her equivocal expression.”
The Mystery of the Mona Lisa
All of that points to Leonardo’s skill as an artist and aptitude as a scientist, but it doesn’t explain why this particular painting has captured our imaginations – and attention.
“Along with the mysteries of the sitter’s identity and her enigmatic look, the reason for the work’s popularity is one of its many conundrums,” Britannica says. “Although many theories have attempted to pinpoint one reason for the art piece’s celebrity, the most compelling arguments insist that there is no one explanation. The Mona Lisa’s fame is the result of many chance circumstances combined with the painting’s inherent appeal.”
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