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Leonardo da Vinci: Celebrating a 500-year legacy

Agus Dermawan T.

The Jakarta Post

Innsbruck, Austria  /  Wed, May 22, 2019  /  04:18 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Celebrating a 500-year legacy

A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. (JP/Agus Dermawan T.)

Five centuries after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, his brilliant legacy is still alive and celebrated the world over. Da Vinci was a genius in multiple disciplines. He was a painter, a scientist and an innovative inventor. He honed his skills in various disciplines by apprenticing everywhere. He even delved into architecture, botany and zoology. He also became very skilled in anatomical dissection, making him the first man to become competent at drawing human body parts in detail. Da Vinci, according to historians, dissected at least 30 corpses to study their anatomical details. On May 2, the world commemorated the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s of death. As an inventor-scientist, the man born in Vinci, Italy, on April 15, 1452, created various famous visual artworks, establishing a legacy as one of the most influential maestros of the Renai...