Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List Sets A Very High Standard For Everyone (16 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       21 Aug 2018       5401       GALLERY VIEW

Da Vinci was known for his notebooks. He was always carrying them around and would draw anything he saw as useful and jot down notes of things he wanted to know and/or discover. According to one journal entry, he believed that it was “useful to constantly observe, note and consider.”

In one of those notebooks, dating back to the 1490’s, was an epic to-do list of things he wanted to accomplish in the next few weeks to month. Translated by a journalist for NPR, these are things that popped into his brain and he just decided that they needed to be accomplished asap.

Just some quick math; no big deal.

 

Study some religious architecture. That’s just a normal Tuesday for Leo.

 

Why does he need to know the measurements? Because he’s merely curious. No other reason needed.

 

Next up; master geometry.

 

Later lists, dating around 1510, demonstrate that he did get his lesson in proportions and was drawing detailed and accurate anatomical sketches.

 

Wanted to know a little bit about engineering. Then he went on to invent a helicopter and some flying machines.

 

He wanted to learn all about skating. I wish he painted a self portrait of himself on renaissance-era skates.

 

No big. Just draw all of Milan.

 

Just a question about major armaments on the walls of the city. Always thinking, that guy.

 

Again, a simple engineering question that led him to invent his own ways of doing things that were far better.

 

He wanted to know how big the sun was. Thought he knew a guy.

 



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