Themes and Essays

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