Château du Clos Lucé

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Exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci the engineer"


Drawing inspiration from his reading, research carried out by Siennese engineers and a scientific and technical tradition going back to the Middle Ages and Ancient times, Leonardo had the ability to put his knowledge to effective use and draw on his incredibly innovative powers of invention. The fifty models produced from Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings illustrate the variety of his engineering talents: aeronautical, industrial machines, maritime engineering, measuring instruments, mechanisms, civil engineering, architecture, military engineering. The collection is made of solid beech wood with some pieces of turned hornbeam.