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nellgwyne:

history art meme -> Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci,  (born April 15, 1452, Anchiano, near Vinci, Republic of Florence [now in Italy] — died May 2, 1519, Cloux [now Clos-Lucé], France), Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. 

“The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.”

Happy 564th birthday, Leonardo!

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