Leonardo da Vinci produced the first anatomy drawings of human muscle and bones. These extraordinary studies are still admired by scientists today for their accuracy and beauty. In this interactive, you will discover how particular movements are made when humans dance.
Test Leonardo da Vinci's rules for facial features. Da Vinci recorded a number of rules to help him draw heads and faces. These rules involved the observation of facial features and their measurements between each other. These observations now provide artists with a method of accurately drawing the head and face.
Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomy drawings explored the bones and muscles of the human body. He also investigated internal organs; these studies led him to make pioneering discoveries about the heart. Try out this interactive game that explores Leonardo's understanding of the human heart.
This 5-minute video explores the materials that Leonardo da Vinci used to produce his drawings. Using examples from the holdings of the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, the video looks at how Leonardo achieved the full range of effects, tailoring his materials to particular types of drawing.
This video explains the geometric, religious and philosophical significance of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. With arms outstretched, the man fills the spaces of a circle and a square, symbolizing Renaissance-era beliefs in the nature of humankind.
This 4-minute TED Talk by illustrator Siegfried Woldhek explores the face of Leonardo da Vinci. Woldhek uses some thoughtful image-analysis techniques to find what he believes is the true face of Leonardo.
Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci used mirror writing? This 4-minute video explores the complexities of the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Learn about the theory that da Vinci's writing is an indication that he was dyslexic.