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The Mind of Leonardo

The centaur man
Video animation after Leonardo da Vinci, Battle of Anghiari
IMSS multimedia laboratory
In the Battle of Anghiari one of the horsemen, learning forward and covering his horse's head, appears superimposed upon it, creating the image of a centaur. Leonardo expresses in this way his conviction that war transforms man into a beast.
[IV.3BMetamorphosis of Organic Forms]

Leonardo deals with organic forms as malleable structures, which can be modeled endlessly. Organic life is characterized by coherent principles and functions, that account for the marked structural similarities between man and the animals.

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