What Happened in 1490
Ghirlandaio Paints "An Old Man and his Grandson"
The frescoes in Santa Maria Novella are overcrowded with detail, so that the compositions fail to make their full impact. Some of Ghirlandaio’s... Read more
Leonardo da Vinci Sketches the Design for an Adding Machine
On February 13, 1967 an amazing discovery was made by American scientists working in the National Library of Spain, Madrid. They had chanced upon 2... Read more
Leonardo da Vinci Writes his Codex on the Flight of Birds
Codex on the Flight of Birds is a relatively short codex of circa 1505 by Leonardo da Vinci. It comprises 18 folios and measures 21 × 15... Read more