Leonardo: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

Leonardo Da Vinci was much more than a painter who created work of astonishing beauty like the last supper and the Mona Lisa. He was a renaissance genius in the fields of anatomy, architecture, agriculture, music and mechanics, to name a few.

Born out of wedlock, he was barred from learning Greek and Latin. This lack of a conventional education led him to an obsession with learning about the world around him through a deeply inquisitive and observing mind.

The film traces Leonardo’s life from his upbringing and intuitive understanding of the laws of nature to his apprenticeship years and up to some of his greatest work created when he moved to Milan.

Some of the designs found in the sketches he left behind, like an early flying machine and a forerunner to the modern tank, are recreated and put to the test. Overall, an interesting profile of Leonardo Da Vinci, who is considered by many to be the most talented man and first modern mind in history.

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