Behind Da Vinci's works there is an obsessive study of light and vision

Da Vinci's Last Supper

The artist pioneered the application of scientific methods to art and studied the physical and mathematical properties of light

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) became the most famous painter of all time not only due to pure genius. One could say the Italian artist was a pioneer in the application of scientific methods to art, studying the physical and mathematical properties of light to lend his paintings a unique vivacity.

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