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Artist Research, Sketches of Leonardo da Vinci and the Sculptures of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

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´╗┐Artist Research The Sketches of Leonardo da Vinci ?A Master of Arts, Sciences and Invention, Leonardo da Vinci was a True Renaissance Man.? Leonard da Vinci had extraordinary powers of surveillance; he saw the world around him like no one else. So many distinct areas occupied Leonardo's mind: painting, sculpture, anatomy, flight, architecture, water and air dynamics, war machines, nature and anything else that happened to catch his eye. Leonardo's interests and areas of study varied so greatly many of his works never saw completion. During his time in the service of the Duke of Milan he only finished about six works in 17 years. Through this great man's sketches we get a window into one of man kind's greatest minds and I can improve my sketching and paper prototyping abilities by adopting some of the methods used by this remarkable man in his sketchbooks. ...read more.

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Leonardo?s sketches of human anatomy were produced in collaboration with Marcantonio della Torre, an anatomist from the University of Pavia. So what I can takeaway from this is that I must collaborate with others when I sketch to make my work more accurate and more imaginative. His sketches include civil engineering projects (bridges, roads, maps), military objects (parachute, airplane, tank, machine gun), and robots (crank-driven knight armor). In some cases, these imaginative objects would not be created for almost 500 years later. The key is to engage my imagination. I need to sketch beyond my comfort zone (quantity helps me here) and sketch multiple solutions around a problem area (e.g., flight). I should let ideas percolate, and then revisit the sketches. ...read more.

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Another piece I have looked as is entitled ?Master of the Universe?. This piece The power of Transformation: Machine Becomes Art SCAD Hong Kong students were provided with a regarding education and development opportunity in their repurposing of industrial switchgears into magnificent art pieces. The sculptures have been produced in aid of CLP?s advertising campaign in aid of the role that electricity has played in improving lives. I particularly like a graphic design produced by Alex Lee. The aim of the sculpture is to balance technology with nature and thus create soothing, calm ambience for the viewer. The sense of serenity was unexpected by creating a water fountain from industrial pieces of the switchgear. The theme of this project is very relevant to mine as it compares the electrical with the natural. I am specifically interested in the anatomy of the human body, however the general concept remains the same. ...read more.

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