Yesterday marked the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.
In honor of the occasion, we offer the following introductory guide to his work…
One of best places to start understanding the life and work of da Vinci is Walter Isaacson’s 2017 biography
Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.