Monday, September 16, 2019


The idea of diving suits has been around for a long time. This is Leonardo's design.

Leonardo applied his artistic skills to anatomical study. Panels of his work, taken from dissections he did in secret, were found here in the exhibit.

Beyond that, Leonardo was even known for costume design.

And then there was a mirror room, another concept he mused on.

I stepped into it. The Council of Infinite Kendalls was in session.

Leonardo even turned his attention to music, designing a portable piano.

Turning back to his art, this panel examined the story of his painting, The Last Supper.

The painting itself was featured on a video display screen that analyzed it in depth.


  1. Nice photo assortment. Mirror room must have been fun.
    The portable piano is neat. The diving suit looks like I feel during allergy seasons.

  2. The portable piano shows that even a genius can have an off-day! I rather like his costume designs though.

  3. Ewww, the first one sure is very scary.
    But the "Infinite Kendalls" sure is great! :-)
    And even a designer, I didn´t know that!

  4. How nice to see you (or many) in one of your posts :) Leonardo was a man far ahead of his time. This is a great exhibit, thanks for sharing :)

  5. The diving suit looks like something out of science fiction.

  6. Leonard. You've rekindled my interest in him. Any ideas the best books about him. Historical fiction or biography.



  7. about about being ahead of the times!

  8. Hello,
    I do believe Leonardo was way ahead of his times. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead!

  9. Hi William, slowly trying to pick up daily live and blogging.
    You are presenting a nice overview of the exhibition about Leonarde DaVinci.
    I specially like all the old drawings and the scale models.

  10. I had no idea Leonardo da Vince did costume design too. I don't dive but that suit would petrify me :)

  11. Diving gear and costume design too? Amazing really

  12. Interesting!
    Have you been part of his studies? "Infinite Kendalls" ... :))

  13. There's just so much information available in this display about this incredible man. So many ideas running through his head at all times. I think he was probably very difficult to live with!

  14. "dissections he did in secret"

    :-/ ....oh my.

  15. He had his hand in so many different ventures. I didn't know he was a costume designer, too. :-)

  16. It seems like he did everything! Wow!

  17. What a fascinating exhibit...especially like the infinite Kendall!

  18. The guy could think of anything. Genius could be applied to him.

  19. Always have loved his drawings. What a enquiring mind he had so fabulous at everything he did.
    So amazing the many Kendalls quite fabulous.

  20. @Maywyn: the mirror room was a treat!

    @Stefan: that he was.

    @Italiafinlandia: true!

    @John: I did too.

    @Iris: of course, which of us is the real William? :)

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @David: it does.

    @Janis: there are quite a lot of books out there on him.

    @Tom: way ahead of the times.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: good to see you again.

    @Sami: it's very different from what we see now.

    @Anvilcloud: he really was.

    @Ella: I couldn't resist the Infinite Kendalls bit.

    @Shammickite: that wouldn't surprise me.

    @Sandi: yes, it just wasn't allowed back then.

    @DJan: he was, as the term is called, a polymath.

    @RedPat: so it seems!

    @Barbara: thank you.

    @Red: quite true.

    @Nancy: indeed.

    @Parsnip: thanks!

  21. That diving suit is just a bit on the scary side. This looks like a fantastic exhibit.

  22. “Leonardo da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson is worth reading.

    He is considered one of the most prolific minds of his day and according to the above biography it seems he didn’t leave many finished works.

  23. He was an amazing human being. Nice picture of you too. Tweeted.

  24. The diving suit impressed me ! My son is a diver and I just compared, in fact da Vinci had already the base for the suit !

  25. Has there ever been another like Leonardo?

  26. @Sharon: I enjoyed it.

    @Catarina: that's the one I was thinking of.

    @Mari: thank you!

    @Gattina: that's not surprising.

    @Marie: he was one of a kind.

  27. He was definitely a genius. I wonder what he could do in today's world.

  28. i have always wanted multiple Beths so i can get lots done around the house. like of all u could do in one day. ever seen the movie with Michael Keaton? drawing a blank on the title? i gotta google that. funny 2 see yourself that way???!! ( ;

  29. @Bill: I imagine he would have been quite at home in any era.

    @Jennifer: it was quite an exhibit to take in.

    @Happyone: definitely.

    @Beth: Multiplicity.

    @Joanne: indeed!

  30. So we finally get to see the real Kendall. Quite dashing, I must say. Thanks, Leonardo!

  31. A Council of Infinite Kendalls. I wonder if that's what Leonardo had in mind.

  32. That diving suit looks weird. But the man was a genius, and a great artist.

  33. Love the diving suit. And the drawings. So beautiful and detailed.

  34. Awesome man ~ very 'resourceful' creator ~ very prolific ~ love the photo of you ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  35. He was a genius …

    That's a nice photograph of you.

    All the best Jan

  36. @Magiceye: indeed.

    @Catalyst: I tend to not like taking selfies, but this was an exception.

    @Kay: God, no, an infinite number of me would be far too noisy! :)

    @Linda: he certainly was.

    @Jeanie: I agree.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Jan: thanks!

  37. When I went to see the Last Supper it is all covered up with scaffolding.