Exhibition to honour Leonardo da Vinci – the inventor and engineer :-: the Guardian

Museum to celebrate scientific side of Renaissance painter – with drawings and models of his pioneering ideas for flying machines and building equipment

An exhibition celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as a scientist, inventor and engineer is to open at the Science Museum in London in February.

The painter, who created the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, also once said he believed it was his destiny to build a machine to allow a man to fly, and had one of the most insatiably curious minds of the Renaissance. The event will include models recreated from his working drawings of flying, diving and war machines.

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