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The Mind of Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci, Royal Collection, Windsor, 12603r; K/P 32r
Section view of the head showing its various layers, resembling those of an onion
[VI.2Depicting the Human Body]

In his anatomical studies as well as in his studies of Mechanics, Leonardo developed innovative techniques of representation and graphical procedures. Here drawing becomes a method of analysis and a language able to record the processes and conclusions of experimentation and theoretical reasoning.

The visual demonstration of the machine that the human body appears to be, recurs to the simultaneous delineation of form and function, of surface appearance and underlying structures, of the whole and its parts.

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