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‘National Geographic’, May 2019 Issue Has A Lavishly Illustrated Article On ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ For His 500th Anniversary.

by Anura Guruge



The incomparable Leonardo da Vinci died 500-years ago, today — i.e., May 2, 1519.

The ‘National Geographic‘ article is to commemorate this. I haven’t had a chance to but just glance through it — feasting my eyes on the pictures and graphics. As I so often say, only NatG has the resources, expertise and motivation to do these lavish, eye-watering graphic projects.

Just wanted to give you a heads up, in case you too are interested. Enjoy.


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The Unquestionably Divine Sandro Botticelli Died This Day 507 Years Ago — On May 17, 1510.

by Anura Guruge


A good overview IF you are not that familiar with him.



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandro_Botticelli



Indubitably one of my favorite artists of all time and across all genres. He was magical. In my book one of five GIANTS of the Renaissance, the other four being: Michelangelo, TitianLeonardo da Vinci and Raphael.

His paintings are so timeless and mesmerizing. What a talent?

What an age that was. All these great artist, all in Italy, more or less at the same time.

Just spare a thought. He died over 500 year ago. 500 years!


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Leonardo da Vinci, The Incomparable, Died This Day 498-Years Ago; May 2, 1519.

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A quick 3:40 minute review of SOME of his work.


Two of MY personal favorites.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci


What an incredibly amazing, incredible and COMPLICATED man. This was true genius.

He died too early, 67. His arch nemesis, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, lived to be 88. IF only Leonardo had another 20-years.

He, to be honest, is NOT my favorite Renaissance Great, BUT I have enormous respect and fondness for him.


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