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ANATOMICAL DRAWINGS
Leonardo da Vinci

 

Da Vinci valued this sketch more than his other anatomical illustrations, he saw a certain spiritual dimension in his work. Along with this work, we give you 9 other sketches of the master, whose observational sense and photographic memory made the drawings under his hand better than any previous anatomical illustrations.

The sketches were enclosed in an original, functional and safe cherry wooden box, one in a decorative frame, 9 others in separate jewelry drawers. Extremely careful and exclusive finish makes this collection will occupy a special place in the collections of every bibliophile, collector or enthusiast of the world of science and art.

We decided to start our first series of the "Anatomical Drawings" collection with such sketches by Leonardo as "Fetus in the womb".

"To me it seems that those sciences are vain and full of error which are not born of experience, mother of all certainty, first-hand experience which in its origins, or means, or end has passed through one of the five senses."

Leonardo da Vinci

Painter, architect, philosopher, musician, poet, explorer, mathematician, mechanic, geologist, anatomist. Leonardo da Vinci - a Renaissance man. He never obtained a university degree, but despite this, he thoroughly mastered knowledge in many fields, many modern scientists consider him to be an expert. A self-taught person who mastered the art of anatomy. He examined the human body more thoroughly than any other Renaissance scholar. The result of this experiment is a series of eighteen sheets, known as the Anatomical Manuscript A. It contains over 240 extremely transparent drawings with detailed descriptions.

This series is considered the most ambitious and insightful anatomical research project in the history of medical sciences.

Painter, architect, philosopher, musician, poet, explorer, mathematician, mechanic, geologist, anatomist. Leonardo da Vinci - a Renaissance man. He never obtained a university degree, but despite this, he thoroughly mastered knowledge in many fields, many modern scientists consider him to be an expert. A self-taught person who mastered the art of anatomy. He examined the human body more thoroughly than any other Renaissance scholar. The result of this experiment is a series of eighteen sheets, known as the Anatomical Manuscript A. It contains over 240 extremely transparent drawings with detailed descriptions.

This series is considered the most ambitious and insightful anatomical research project in the history of medical sciences.

Painter, architect, philosopher, musician, poet, explorer, mathematician, mechanic, geologist, anatomist. Leonardo da Vinci - a Renaissance man. He never obtained a university degree, but despite this, he thoroughly mastered knowledge in many fields, many modern scientists consider him to be an expert. A self-taught person who mastered the art of anatomy. He examined the human body more thoroughly than any other Renaissance scholar. The result of this experiment is a series of eighteen sheets, known as the Anatomical Manuscript A. It contains over 240 extremely transparent drawings with detailed descriptions.

This series is considered the most ambitious and insightful anatomical research project in the history of medical sciences.

In primitive, from the point of view of today's science, conditions of the fifteenth century and without medical training, Leonardo da Vinci acquired knowledge of human anatomy far ahead of the times in which he lived. And the studies in which he wrote his discoveries are comparable to works of art, with their magnificent portraits of the external human form. It is not possible to determine exactly when Leonardo began the sectioning, but it could have been several years after the first move to Milan.
The wealth of Leonardo's anatomical research has shaped the basic principles of modern scientific illustration. Although he kept his anatomical research to himself, Leonardo published some of his observations regarding the proportion of the human body. In collaboration with the mathematician Luca Pacioli, Leonardo considered the theories of Vitruvius, a Roman architect from the 1st century BC, presented in his dissertation "On Architecture". By combining the principles of geometry in a configuration with the human body, Leonardo showed that the ideal proportion of the human body corresponds to the forms of a circle and a square. In the illustration of this theory, in the drawing "Vitruvian Man", Leonardo showed that when a man puts his feet firmly on the ground and extends his hands, his silhouette can be inscribed in a square, and after spreading his arms and legs, it can be inscribed in a circle.

 

Anatomical research

As a great artist, Leonardo had several advantages over modern anatomists. Firstly, as a sculptor, engineer, architect, he had an intuitive understanding of the form of things - when he dissected the body, he could very thoroughly understand how different parts of the body interact with each other and work together. And then, as an extraordinary draftsman, he wrote and drew his  discoveries in the drawings so clearly that he conveyed the form and the essence of things in a way that no one had ever been able to do before.

Leonardo's fascination with the human body, derived from the "real-nature" character of the illustration, moved him to the morgue and hospital in Florence, where he performed autopsies.

Series I of "Anatomical Drawings" by Leonardo Da Vinci contains:

  1. Fetus in the Womb
  2. The Heart, Bronchi and Bronchial Vessels
  3. The Muscles of the Side of the Torso
  4. The Muscles of the Leg
  5. The Muscles of Face and Arms
  6. The Skeleton
  7. The Muscles of the Shoulder, Arm and Neck
  8. The Vertebral Column
  9. The Throat, and the Muscles of the Leg
  10. The Major Organ and Vessels

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