Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was not only a painter but also an enthusiastic stage designer, musician, engineer, and scientist. But how was it possible for the technician and inventor Leonardo da Vinci to get to those scientific perceptions through the view of nature, which he recorded meticulously and with perfect drawings in his notebooks? This issue is dedicated to the exhibition, which takes place from the 11th of October 2013 to the 3rd of August 2014 at the Deutsches Museum. It was created at Universcience, Paris, in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan.
In the focus of the discourse is the observation of nature and its effects on science and technology back in the day’s as well as today. It is a special feature of this exhibition, that its content faces thus the perspective and insights from the Renaissance with current research. This exhibition breaks with the usual view and deliveres in a particularly vivid way knowledge and linkages between technology then and now. From the variety of fields of knowledge , the exhibition shows five topics Leonardo and his contemporaries explored and eventually leads to a representation of modern technologies.