Leonardo da Vinci's Codex on Flight by altares
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.
Codex on Flight is perhaps the code that most caught imagination for its contents. The manuscript reports the observations on the influence of the air and currents on the flight of birds. The notes carry the project of the Great Kite, the flying machine that Leonardo designed to enable man to fly.