Leonardo Da Vinci: A True Renaissance Man

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Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance man. He was not only an artist; he was also a scientist and an inventor. It was his scientific mindset that led him to question the theories of his predecessors about how to paint or draw three-dimensional scenes realistically on a flat surface. He had a keen eye and noticed that objects looked fuzzier and more blue the farther away they are from the viewer. He also noticed that the currently accepted linear perspective was flawed in regard to peripheral objects. Leonardo invented a machine called a perspectogragh to help him achieve the perspective that resembles what the natural eye sees. Most of his discovery was through observation. He did also study the anatomy and more specifically the eye and
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