Only know him as an artist? Then better that consider again. Leonardo Da Vinci is not just an artist who’s famous for his Mona Lisa painting (otherwise known as La Joconde in French) but is also a scientist and inventor of things we have been using ’till today – planes, war materials, and other sorts of machinery. It is indeed him who discovered the optical theory explaining why we see things. The light emitted by an exterior object penetrates the eye, the image of which is interpreted by the brain (documentary show in the museum, see sketch below for visual explanation).
The following are the pictures of some Da Vinci’s innovations in the exhibition. These may seem like a replica, but they give a slight idea what Da Vinci’s innovations are like.
Da Vinci’s physics inventions
Meccanismo d’Oroglio (Clock Mechanism)
Stanza degli Specci (Mirrors Room)
Mitragliatrice a Ventaglio (Multi-Directional Gun Machine)
Catapulta (The Catapult)
Carro Armato (Tank)
Citta Ideale (The Ideal City)
Codices (otherwise known as Da Vinci’s manuscripts)
Not forgetting to feature his most notable Renaissance paintings..
Hope you enjoyed your tour!
Photos taken in Da Vinci The Genius Exhibition in The Mind Museum, Taguig City Philippines.