Leonardo Da Vinci’s Philosophical Thought

Leonardo seemed to have the intuitive ability to predict the future, since all his inventions and studies, decades later were tested and used.

A genius who made great contributions to humanity

He had a notebook, in which he embodied all his great ideas, for more than forty years. There were not only writings, but outlines, mock-ups, designs, plans and drawings that appeared on the screen of his powerful creative imagination.

He always thought of humanity and the integral advancement of it; so much so, that he designed a perfect strategy to erect a navigation channel, which would interconnect Florence with the sea.

He did not suffer from modesty and presumed, quite rightly, that he was the best architect, painter and sculptor in the world, and that no one could match him. He dare challenge those who doubted his inventions, to prove it wherever and however.

Fearing that he would be plagiarized, he decided to invent writing codes, such as reverse writing, from right to left, and to be able to decipher it would have to manipulate a mirror that reflects the correct order of the letters. But that was just one of his many cool codes.

Like the great and powerful sages of human history, Da Vinci found in nature the source of power and knowledge. It was so incredible that not only was he the best of artists with the brush, but also multifaceted: mathematician, philosopher, doctor, biologist, esoteroist, alchemist; rather, he dabbled and was a teacher in all branches of true Science and knowledge.

The techniques of direct observation and direct experimentation of phenomena, so in vogue in the Baroque, were adopted by Leonardo. I was always trying to figure out why and how deep everything existed. He believed clingingly to the idea that it was possible to imitate the phenomena of nature, such as the flight of birds, but in humans.

He asserted that human beings were more valuable and important than might be thought, because he is the only one who can discover the universe and all its mysteries. He was a revolutionary in every sense of the word. He revolutionized the art of painting and sculpture. For example, with his research on the effects of light on the eyes of humans, he was able to transform the concept that had hitherto been held in the spellings of animal or human forms in art.

But his discoveries about the properties of light and its effects not only led him to transcend the external arts, but also led him to overly transcendental philosophical discoveries, such as the persistent war between light and darkness.

But by the outset, he was a formidable musician, although unfortunately his compositions were not left to the story. He said that the sister of music was painting, which also described it as “the symphony of light and its forms”. He also stated that “the harmony of the whole depends on the harmony of the parties”.

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Philosophical Thought
Source: curiosities  
June 30, 2019

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