Leonardo da Vinci and nature

"Everything is there", Leonardo da Vinci.

Castle of Clos Lucé

Château du Clos Lucé

Giant canva "Ginevra de' Benci portrait" (2004 - 2016) by Château du Clos LucéCastle of Clos Lucé

Nature and painting

"The painter fights against and competes with nature". With these words, Leonardo emphasizes how nature and its observation are, for him, fundamental, something also evidenced by his hundreds of sketches.

At the heart of his writing, his research and his scientific work, nature became a part of his view of the world.

Giant canva "Monna Lisa" (2004 - 2016) by Château du Clos LucéCastle of Clos Lucé

Peinture, nature et émotions
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Leonardo da Vinci's garden © château du Clos Lucé (2019)Castle of Clos Lucé

Nature et lumière
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Giant canva "Ginevra de' Benci portrait" (2004 - 2016) by Château du Clos LucéCastle of Clos Lucé

Nature et vision
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The beauty of the body, Leonardo da Vinci anatomist, canvas © château du Clos Lucé (2018)Castle of Clos Lucé

Dessins d'anatomie
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Giant canva "Vitruvian Man" (2004 - 2016) by Château du Clos LucéCastle of Clos Lucé

Léonard de Vinci et l'anatomie
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La dissection
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Leonardo da Vinci and botany (2007 - 2016) by Château du Clos LucéCastle of Clos Lucé

Leonardo da Vinci and botany

Leonardo da Vinci understood that plants feed off sunlight. He examined the effect of light on plants, giving great importance to each detail. In his paintings, he gives life to plants: trees are always outlined in black and resonate with countless shades of light and shadow.

Leonardo da Vinci's garden © château du Clos Lucé (2019)Castle of Clos Lucé

Léonard de Vinci et la nature
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Leonardo's garden (2007 - 2016) by Château du Clos LucéCastle of Clos Lucé

L'âme végétative
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Violette canine (2004) by Jardin de Léonard de VinciCastle of Clos Lucé

Les dessins botaniques
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Da Vinci never stopped studying, or drawing, plants and flowers, always enriching his botanical knowledge.

Mona Lisa roses © château du Clos Lucé (2007 - 2016) by Château du Clos LucéCastle of Clos Lucé

The Mona Lisa rose, planted on the Renaissance terrace of da Vinci's residence, Clos Lucé.

The master was fascinated by more than just an object's beauty, but the life that springs from it.

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