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Robert Downey Jr.  was just announced to be playing Leonardo da Vinci for the upcoming Assassins Creed film. 

The Assassin’s Creed film is an upcoming, feature-length motion picture, based on the award-winning series of the same name, directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Frank Marshall. 

The film is produced by and stars Michael Fassbender, who mentioned the film will be a mixture of “the game” and new story elements.

It will be distributed by 20th Century Fox for a planned release of 7 August 2015

A page from Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks which is now part of Codex Leicester, owned by Bill Gates. He bought all 18 pages that makes up the codex for over 30 million dollars. 

A self portrait included Leonardo’s painting “The Adoration of the Magi” 
A self portrait included Leonardo’s painting “The Adoration of the Magi” 

A self portrait included Leonardo’s painting “The Adoration of the Magi” 

Anatomy sketches by Leonardo da Vinci. 

Leonardo used multiple sources to amalgamate his sketches. He would use bodies at different stages of dissection or decomposition and then combine them into a single sketch to show the various structures at once.

Man is the Model of the World

-Leonardo da Vinci

What Leo meant by this is that the various structures and the systems of the body in a man are similar to the systems of earth. The tides are like  breathing, the rivers are like the circulatory system, and in a way you could think of life as the cells of the world. What are humans?

Study me, reader, if you delight in me, because on very few occasions shall I return to the world, and because the patience for this profession is found in very few, and only in those who wish to compose things a new, come, oh men, to see the miracles that such studies will disclose to nature.

"The principal muscles of the shoulder are three, that is b c d; and there are two lateral ones which move it forwards and backwards, that is and a moves it forwards and o pulls it backwards and b c d upwards; upwards and forwards a b c upwards and backwards cd c downwards its own weight is almost enough.

The muscle b is united with the muscles c when the arm moves forwards, and in returning back the muscle a is united with muscle c.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Sketches by Leonardo about the movements of the muscles of the shoulder. He included another animated sketch of characters fighting on horseback to allude to the movements of the muscles. 

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Leonardo’s “Flower of Life” – c. 1478-1519. Codex Atlanticus Fol 307v


A “flower of life” is a geometrical figure that is made by creating 7 or more superimposed and evenly-spaced circles. The center of each circle is on the circumference of up to six neighboring circles of the same diameter. It’s thought, by some, to be a representation of the “Tree of life” and a symbol of “sacred geometry” that exemplifies a mathematical link to the divine. 
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Leonardo’s “Flower of Life” – c. 1478-1519. Codex Atlanticus Fol 307v


A “flower of life” is a geometrical figure that is made by creating 7 or more superimposed and evenly-spaced circles. The center of each circle is on the circumference of up to six neighboring circles of the same diameter. It’s thought, by some, to be a representation of the “Tree of life” and a symbol of “sacred geometry” that exemplifies a mathematical link to the divine. 

discoveringdavinci:

Leonardo’s “Flower of Life” – c. 1478-1519. Codex Atlanticus Fol 307v

A “flower of life” is a geometrical figure that is made by creating 7 or more superimposed and evenly-spaced circles. The center of each circle is on the circumference of up to six neighboring circles of the same diameter. It’s thought, by some, to be a representation of the “Tree of life” and a symbol of “sacred geometry” that exemplifies a mathematical link to the divine. 

A page of random sketches of horses and gears from Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. 
A page of random sketches of horses and gears from Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. 

A page of random sketches of horses and gears from Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. 

Botany sketches by Leonardo da Vinci

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