"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

15 April 2021

Happy Birthday, Leonardo

Leonardo, Portrait of a Man in Red Chalk, 1512

Leonardo da Vinci was born on this day in 1452.

Why seek to embarrass the artist with vanities foreign to his quietness? Know you not that certain sciences require the whole man, leaving no part of him at leisure for your trifles? 

Leonardo da Vinci

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