Themes and Essays

Music and Instruments

Leonardo’s inventing by sketching

Robert Friedel

Sonic mapping in Leonardo’s disegni

Michael Eisenberg

Bridges, maps and scaffolds

Leonardo’s mobile bridges

Leslie Geddes

Leonardo da Vinci and mapmaking

Constance Moffatt

Scaffolds and centerings: The representation of temporary architecture

Carolyn Yerkes

Anatomy, religion and humanism

On Bended Knee: The Anatomy of Devotion

Julia DeLancey

Leonardo da Vinci: Art, Anatomy, and Humanism

Anne Hudson-Jones

Leonardo’s ‘Great Lady’: Between Life, Death, and Resurrection

Kristina Keogh

Nature, animals and philosophy

Perfecting nature: Empiricism, geometry and the rhetoric of liveliness in Leonardo’s Studies of Brambles, c. 1505-10

Kate Lusheck

Leonardo’s mountains

Peter Beal

Leonardo’s animals

Sarah Benson

Leonardo and the whale

Kay Etheridge

Leonardo’s transformations of nature

April Kiser

On the nature of Leonardo’s things: Lightning and “the sea monster”

Mary Sisler

Leonardo, Lucretius and the end of all things

Beth Ellen Stewart

Optics and art

Leonardo’s Virgin of the Annunciation

Jane Long

Leonardo’s Annunciation in perspective

Matthew Ancell

Leonardo's Battles of the Eye

Francesca Borgo

Leonardo's early grotesque head

John Garton

Leonardo and Pliny

Jonathan Kline

The Mystery of Leonardo’s Self-portraits

Benjamin Binstock

Leonardo and the interpretation of paintings

Tom DePasquale

Leonardo’s color in the early 20th century

Marie Frank

Poetry

Sweet Gum

Angie Estes