Leonardo. Renaissance Legend. Nature Lover. Genius and Sage.

The period known as the Renaissance was one of Creativity and Style unleashed. The unfolding of Genius within many Subjects. Leonardo da Vinci… chose to study… them All. Well… most of them anyway. Putting Mind, Heart… and all his senses into his work. Gaining knowledge and understanding whilst leading by example… too. Join Shiro in a seek and search of this Our World Legend Genius and his visionary works. Select Drawings Slide-show.

The period known as the Renaissance was one of Creativity and Style unleashed. The unfolding of Genius within many Subjects. Leonardo da Vinci… chose to study… them All. Well… most of them anyway. Putting Mind, Heart… and all his senses into his work. Gaining knowledge and understanding whilst leading by example… too. Join Shiro in a seek and search of this Our World Legend Genius and his visionary works. Select Drawings Slide-show.


The Art… of Healthy Mind… Healthy Body… therein it seems indeed.


Genius is not a term we tend to use loosely or…

…unwisely either.

Even within Our World Legends. Tall or True.


That particular bright spark of Intellect, Imagination and Inner Mind.

The knowledge, application of such too.

Great Timing. Unique Approach. Skilled, Talented.


Such Heroes are oft. what the Legends retell Tales thereof.

Herein also.


The times of Yore that we now term the Renaissance brought along…

…and brought out the Genius in many fields.

So too with…


Renaissance Legend.

Nature Lover.

Genius and Sage.

… and an all-round Omni-Genius therein and thereof indeed.

A Polymath. One of a Kind.


In deed and in fact… as well.


Leonardo da Vinci at the Piazzale Degli Uffizi.


April 15th 1452.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci.

Leonardo, son of Mr. Piero of Vinci… born.

Village of Anchiano,… Tuscany.




Vinci… in Italy…

…soon beckoned and at about age 5;..

…just then, now… back at the Family Estate.



A Town in the Hills of Italian Tuscany.

Typical Mediterranean climate and landscapes.

Warm to hot Summers tending cool to damp Winters.


Lower Valley Region of Florence and the Arno River.

Gently rolling Hills and associated greenery.


Leonardo’s earliest known Drawing… a pen and ink…

(… under the Map below;..)

…of Aug. 5th 1473.


Is of his homeland Valley.

The Landscapes.


The Arno… below indeed.


The Region of Florence… shaded pink.


The Arno Valley… Leonardo da Vinci… Aug. 5th 1473.


Study Time…

All the time.


…I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.

Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Leonardo da Vinci


From a young age Leonardo attained a love of Learning.

Of Knowing and Doing it seems indeed,..

…in deed and in fact… too.


In all it’s forms, subjects, topics, objects… as well.

Fascinated by the many forms of Knowledge.


Over the Years… Mastering many such Teachings and Applications.

A natural talent recognised early.

His education was extensive with access to many Master Teachers.

Apprenticed at the age of 14.


The Ways of Nature… Leonardo style that is.


All the Subjects and Sciences of the time,..

…and as time went by; other more specialised.

The Classical stuff therein… though notably,..


…from the then current Classic Art perspective… per se.


With no formal Schooling or University…

…in sight… at all.


An all-round Arts College type Education foundation…

…it seems only indeed.


Mathematics, Geometry, Drawing, Engineering, Architecture,

Sculpture and Invention.

Botany, Geology, Anatomy, Painting, Music and Cartography.


Uomo Vitruviano 1492… The Vitruvian Man of the Cosmos… Balance… Squaring the Circle.


Much of the above done under the aegis of the Art and Craft Workshop run

by Andrea di Cione (del Verrocchio).

Apprentice-ship Training included Wood, Metal and Leather Working…

as well.


Keeping a Diary…

…a Study Journal of his… Journey… along the Ways.

Notes, Sketches, Thoughts and so forth and so on.

We know and term these:.. The Notebooks


Writing mostly… in a simple code.

Mirror Scripted.

Left handed.


His painting hand… also.


Use a Mirror… to see what Leonardo wrote…


A Page in Leonardo’s Journal.


Mother Nature… knows best…


The Weapons of Mother Nature.?.


…Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful,

more simple or more direct than does nature because

in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo da Vinci


Just 20 years of age:..

…qualified and accepted as a Master Artist by the local

Guild of St. Luke.


Soon enough Work Commissions and Travel… too.


From 1482… to 1499 thereabouts;..

…mostly with a mail-box… in Milan.

Also… in Italy.


Just for the record his introduction Portfolio

also contained Weapons. Drawings thereof.


Weapons of War.

Such as the Bladed War Chariot,..

…the Armored Crank-Powered Tank…


…and a Crossbow.


A bIG Crossbow…

…so BIG… it had it’s own Army.



…n lil’ Army… that is indeed,..

…in deed and in fact… too.


The Crossbow. Big.


Leonardo’s Big Crossbow… and… Lil’ Army… A Modern Reproduction.


The Universe… a Natural Mystery.


An intense and direct capability of seeing Nature and it’s components.

Both Creative and Destructive.


Using such perspective and skillfully presented images he

attempted to show the true forms of it’s nature.


Oft preferred the visual approach to Art.

Paintings and Sculptures and so forth.


These present a more fuller image and representation.

A visual Language… easier viewed as a whole.


A story-teller with a brush, hammer and trowel.

Clarifying appearance… and function.


In clear and brilliant… strokes and Ways.

In Ways… we can…

…clearly see.


Mystery… no more.


Revealing Anatomy… da Vinci Style.


What’s… IT… all about.?.


…Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works.

You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it.

Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
Leonardo da Vinci


The beauty and marvelous intricacy of Nature led Leonardo to

contemplate the Divine.

His writings oft mention the analogies he conceived.

Seeing Nature… All life… as a mysterious whole.


Seeing Laws of Nature within and without…

…our Body… Earth and the Universe… too.


Vices and Virtues written, painted and in stone.

Representing in new ways… the olden Knowledge…

…and that which he too… could add to.


Presented with flowing and dynamic realism.

Revealing the natural beauty.


His works… capture the essence of the…

…Life within.


Still in love… with Nature.


…Nature is the source of all true knowledge.

She has her own logic, her own laws,

she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.
Leonardo da Vinci


(Video Link)


Lessons Learnt.


…Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age;

and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food,

you will so conduct yourself in youth

that your old age will not lack for nourishment.
Leonardo da Vinci


Leonardo da Vinci.

A Renaissance Man who became a young Master.

Continued on to become both Genius and Legend.


His Legacy to many fields of interest, study and Knowledge

encourages the diversity…

of our own Talents.


Giving reins to discover and nurture… our own.


Unleashing Mind and capabilities… allowing dreams into reality.

Unleashing Freedom. Of the Genius. Within.


Please feel more than free to share a spark of Genius of Yours.

Life-Tips, Advice, Blogging, Writing, Playing.


Any Tips, Ideas for Others to invigorate investigation. Of that.

Feel free to Share. Herein.


…What is in… and on… Your Mind.?. Herein. Shiro’s.



Whilst we may not be Masters or even Professionals.

Our time here… is finite.


Be like Leonardo.

Think, Feel…Be and Do.

A Genius therein.

Fully… Naturally… for You… that is.


Live your dreams… for,..

…if not You… Who.?.


Our World Legends.

Be One.

Be like Leonardo indeed,..

…in deed and in fact… too.


Leonardo’s Drawings:

The Slide-show.

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Leonardo and some…
…masterly and masterful parting advice;..
…done sagely.


Another Science Genius. Herein.


…As a well spent day brings happy sleep,

so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci



By the Gods Beard.!?. What’s that O..infernal DIN.?. Sounds like Hammering and Howling by the Undead… Stay cool guys… This is Far Far… Norse… of where we want to be… AND… If anyone sees that many Legged Spear chucking Beasty… go hoarse with the Telling… Extra Mead later… too. Herein.


I dream of Ninja.


Do you have a Dream.?.



O… Kunoichi of the Enigmatic… There is indeed… Snow in thy Hair… Stars in thine Eyes… I feel… a need to say. Herein. Indeed. Not so cold… at all.


Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.


To Be So Writ. Herein.



Till next…



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