Leonardo’s Hearts

He may be renowned for masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, but Leonardo da Vinci is also one of the greatest anatomists the world has seen.

His intricate knowledge of the human body, which was years ahead of his time, is demonstrated in a collection of notebooks which he filled with detailed studies of organs, bones, vessels and muscles using new illustrative techniques.

The collection of notebooks, which date between 1452 and 1519, chart much of the Italian renaissance artist’s ground breaking studies of the human body. Via Facebook.

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