Leonardo Da Vinci’s theory on Art
In 2014 we continue our search to look for answers to the question of Leonardo Da Vinci theory on Art.., As a organisation we want to explore all possibilities, same time enabling us to increase our creativity..,
A very good question. The dream is the ideal that does not touch reality and thus remains undistorted. The imagination is filtered through reality which diminishes the ideal as the concept degrades as time passes from the initial conception of the ideal until it’s execution in reality.
Sunil Vilas England UK –
Good Morning Peter Welcome to our creative lounge our home to explore all possibilities together with our members of the group at the same time increase or creativity.., When Leonardo wrote these words I believe he was experimenting with the different stages of the mind.., Therefore explaining our dreams to be our subconscious level and our imagination to reside at our conscious level the awaken state of mind.., Therefore add another explanation to his written words
Peter the other explanation we could cover here is Leonardo’s fascination of learning about human body the anatomy in science where he discovered the eye being the vessel of producing an image at the back of head (“The eye encompasses the beauty of the whole world”). Once again is he asking us to question our deeper experiences? as artists we can only paint or draw what we see and understand through our senses. What do you say? open the platform for more comments from members
Yes I agree “The eye encompasses the beauty of the whole world”, there is nothing more beautiful than reality!
All artists paint or draw what they see or understand through their senses in one way or another but in different ways. Either through visual appreciation of the world, through their imagination or a combination of both, to varying degrees and proportions. The deeper experiences of the artist whether personal or perceived being an addition on occasions.
On viewing many of Leonardo’s paintings it can be observed that it is the eye that encompasses the beauty of his work in the main but the addition of deeper experiences and imagination which ask the viewer to look deeper, giving rise to the work of a master.
Pauline Thomas The following is an interesting article I found on the internet tonight , produced by the mail online : Did da Vinci paint himself into The Last Supper? Fascinating new theory suggests Leonardo used his own face for TWO of the apostles. Surely no one could realistically report these findings when they didnt know what he looked like? In my view : The viewers own emotions and experiences are always added to the overall impact of any painting, giving different answers and experiences, which will be very different and diverse in so many ways depending on the viewers input. How do other members of group relate to the article?
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Dr Ross King believes the Renaissance genius used his own face for Thomas and Ja…mes the Lesser in the 500-year-old mural in the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
Good morning to you all and welcome to our creative lounge .., hello to Peter and Pauline thank you for laying some strong foundation as valuable comments to unable us to search for answers to our topic on Da Vinci’s works & Life and theories on Art.., let us continue our new year 2014 and have more comments from rest of our members.., What do you say?
Hello Sunil, I say it goes beyond our senses into a realm of knowing that is subconscious. It is the seat of imaginative and intuitive thought. The creative aspect can be part of but reaches beyond reality, beyond the senses. Certainly Meditation is a path to revealing this creative source and we find ourselves in meditation when ever we reach within the mind beyond the senses. I am certain Da Vinci engaged in this process not only in his artistic creations but also in his scientific enlightenments, as through this experience all knowledge is available as we seek it.
Peter interestingly if we visit all his major works that he completing during his time (the Mona Lisa, The Vitruvian Man, The Annunciation, The Baptism of Christ. Madonna of the Carnation, Lady with an Ermine and The Last Supper) the eye witnesses who were checking on his progress all talk about seeing Leonardo sitting in front of his works for many days staring for hours and sometimes days without painting a single stroke.., As artists can we account for this as being in a state of mind practising deep meditation seeking answers and refining a technique enabling Leonardo to reach greater heights tapping for unlimited inspiration? What is your thought’s on this? How do we account for his genius moments and accomplishment that he achieved 1469-1519 being his most productive years?
I see meditation as a connection between the self and creation and between people. Meditation being a state of mind, an openness to insight can take place under many circumstances. Generally these circumstances of enlightenment always involve peace of mind. To cite an example, Darwin’s insights always came to him on his daily walks. Many people wake with insights after sleep. Others actively and purposely use meditation to reach this state of mind. The need to know a specific solution is the connection and the state of mind is the receptor. Insights can be received individually and communally. Often people from around the world can receive the same insights instantaneously as many things are and have been invented in different parts of the world at the same time and there is also documented proof that when something becomes known to a critical mass of people, specific functions become automatic among all people. This critical mass transfer of knowledge can also be seen in other species. The hypothesis being, all creation is connected and human volition sometimes ignores the connection as in “Paradise Lost”.
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