Leonardo da Vinci
One of the truly great minds of all time, the 15th-century Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci was uncannily ahead
of his time, giving the world not only the Mona Lisa and his other
extraordinary works of art, but also designs for a helicopter, military tank, submarine, bicycle - and even
the sewing machine - among many other incredibly advanced innovations.
It has also been argued that he may even have been behind the faking of Christianity's most precious relic, the
Shroud of Turin through the use of an ingenious form of primitive photography...
Yet despite his genius - and the many dozen of full notebooks he left to posterity - the man Leonardo remains
largely unknown: intensely private to the point of secretiveness, there is no way of knowing his innermost
thoughts or even what really drove his restless being. Illegitimate and
badly educated, he forged his own way through the world with sheer determination and the power of his
extraordinary mind, fuelled by an intense curiosity to discover the heart and motion of everything that
surrounded him. Always he questioned, ignoring the restrictions on learning instigated by the Church. How does
light work? How do we see? How does blood circulate through the body? Is it possible to create truly life-like
images using paint or stone? Are there unknown ways of creating such images? Can Man ever fly using some kind
of apparatus - or explore the bottom of the sea, while still breathing?
Temple of Mysteries' Leonardo da Vinci File will present a comprehensive examination of his life and works,
under the following headings:
Leonardo the Man: From his illegitimate birth in 1452 in
the small Italian town of Vinci through his tumultuous and often dangerous years as artist and resident
engineer for great princes, to his death in the arms of the French king in 1519.
Leonardo the Great Scientist and Innovator: His genius as expressed in his curiously
advanced dream machines - including military tanks, aircraft, a giant crossbow & breathing equipment for
divers. He also drew up elaborate blueprints for town planning, which were never implemented.
Leonardo the Heretic: Was he a devotee of a cult that upheld John the Baptist but despised
Jesus and the Virgin Mary?
Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Last Supper: An examination of his most famous works, citing both
the traditional view and latest research and ideas.
Leonardo the Photographer: Did he really fake the Shroud of Turin - creating essentially a
photograph of his own face?
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