DaVinci Coming to DC Next Week

Leonardo DaVinci could be considered to be the very first technologist. Inventor, artist, and visionary are amongst his titles. Over 500 years ago, he painted Adoration of the Magi in Scopeto, near Florence. The nine foot by eight foot fresco painting is truly a wonder to behold. So, what’s this got to do with DC? Well, some of the study drawings that DaVinci made are being made available to the public at the Library of Congress next Thursday and Friday. It’s open to the public, so you don’t have to have an Ultimate Library Card. The exhibition is in the Northwest Pavilion of the Jefferson Building and runs from 10 to 5 each day.

3 Comments so far

  1. Paulo (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 1:15 am

    I must point out that strictly speaking, it’s more correct to call him “Leonardo,” since the “Da Vinci” is not so much a surname as a suffix referring to his father’s home town. (i.e. “Leonardo, from Vinci”). You’ll notice that museum labels and captions for his work always use the name “Leonardo.” I won’t even mention a certain book here.

  2. Doug (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 6:12 am

    Thanks for the tip Tom. Leonardo is one of my all-time favorites. Other fans out there might enjoy L3, Machines is a great resource if you are more into his engineering over art.

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 9:34 am

    Paulo, you are correct regarding how I ought to have put his name up, but I’m afraid that if I had put up Leonardo coming to DC, the teenage girl set would have been all over me looking for DiCaprio.

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