American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519. Italian painter, engineer, musician, and scientist. The most versatile genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo filled notebooks with engineering and scientific observations that were in some cases centuries ahead of their time. As a painter Leonardo is best known for The Last Supper (c. 1495) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503).
- n. Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519)
“The School of Athens by Raphael (above) (Mansell Collection), depicting Leonardo da Vinci as Plato, to the left, pointing.”
“It has, more than any other long composition by its author, that quality of symmetry, that symmetria prisca recorded of Leonardo da Vinci in the Latin epitaph of Platino Piatto; and, as might be expected, its mental basis, what Rossetti called fundamental brain-work, is as luminous, depth within depth, as the morning air.”
“Occultism was the real driving force behind many apparently ‘rationalist’ thinkers—such as Leonardo da Vinci and Sir Isaac Newton—and behind the inner circle of organizations such as the Templars, some chapters of Freemasonry, and the Priory of Sion.”
“Leonardo da Vinci character and beliefs and Christianity heretical symbolism in works and John the Baptist occult interests and Priory of Sion as Rosicrucian and Turin Shroud”
“Leonardo da Vinci (1425-1519), Michelangelo Buonarroti (1474-1564), and of Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520), which have made that age immortal.”
“The centerpiece for me was the Leonardo da Vinci Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine Cecilia Gallerani.”
“If you ever fantasized about watching Leonardo da Vinci quench his insatiable thirst for perfection in a portrait, if you ever envisioned yourself in a room watching Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms or Handel toil away on an artist creation, the cleverness of Margaret Ann Quinlan, to the naked eye, is comparable.”
“This upsurge of fascination with all things hermetic at this time was centred on the de Medici court at Florence where it was a potent influence on Leonardo da Vinci among many other great thinkers30.”
“We often found ourselves bemusedly wondering just how simple research into the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci could possibly have led us into a world that we had not believed existed outside one of the more impenetrable movies of the great French surrealist Jean Cocteau such as his Orphée, with its depiction of an Underworld reached by magically walking through mirrors.”
“Raphael wished to display all his knowledge and resources, uniting on the same canvas the qualities of the two masters of the "cartoons" of the Signory, the men whom he most admired and who tantalized him most, Leonardo da Vinci and”
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