Leonardo da Vinci's Leicester Codex by altares

Leonardo da Vinci's Leicester Codex

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Added: Jan 22, 2014
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The motivation that led me to the realization of this work goes beyond the impersonal copy. I tried to enrich the samples with a personal contribution to stir up a plurality of emotions in the viewer through a multiple sensory stress.
The view through the great impact with Leonardo's words and drawings but also with the manual intervention made to reproduce the original lacerations, with the aging process and coloring paper, with the emphasis given to stains and deterioration caused by time.
The sense of touch, through the roughness and irregularity of the paper.
The hearing, from tha ancient and deep sound of the pages.
The smell finally, stimulated by light scent given to the sheets.
Leicester Codex is one of the most famous notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.
The manuscript contains the Leonardo's observations on the motion of water, astronomy and geology. It consists of
18 large sheets, written, as usual for Leonardo, from right to left, then folded and placed into one another.

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