Da Vinci Knew His Stuff

13 Mar

Medical scans from Britain, which will be displayed in concurrence with this year’s Edinburgh Festival in August, show the “startling accuracy” of Leonardo’s meticulous anatomical drawings:

“The drawings, which were hundreds of years ahead of their time in some areas, remained among the artist’s personal papers when he died, effectively “lost” for several hundred years.

Had they been published at the time, the exhibition curators believe, they would have “formed the most influential work on the human body ever produced”.

“Five hundred years on, comparisons with CT and MRI scans show that Leonardo’s work is still relevant to scientists today,” they said.”

The project matches original Da Vinci anatomical drawings owned by the British Queen with their modern scanned counterparts. The website for the exhibit explains more, with examples.

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