Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Seven Da Vincian Principles

This is a scan of a Leonardo Da Vinci drawing. It is from a wonderful desk calendar with a Da Vinci work on each page. I love his drawings!

The Seven Da Vincian Principles:
1. Curiosity
2. Test Knowledge through experience
3. Refining the senses, especially sight
4. Embrace ambiguity and uncertainty
5. Balance between Art and Science
6. Cultivate fitness
7. Recognize and appreciate the inter-connectedness of all things

Even though Michelangelo has always been one of my favorite artists, his contemporary, and sometimes rival, Leonardo da Vinci was certainly a genius, inspired artist and scientist. Both were supreme draftsmen of the human figure. These principles gave me a lot to think about and motivation to try to follow them. However, I'm not sure about the "embracing ambiguity" part...maybe that means not having to decide if something is "right" or "wrong" in art...


  1. Thought provoking and educational. And that doesn't even cover the drawing!!


  2. Beautiful use of mono-chromatic watercolors- love your new blog, Dianne! xox Lou


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