Sunday, January 19, 2014

Leonardo's Bicycle

Replica made from the alleged 1493 Caprotti sketch, Leonardo da Vinci Museum, via Cavour, Florence
Replica made following the alleged 1493 Caprotti sketch
Leonardo da Vinci Museum, Via Cavour
Florence, October 2013

“News of a bicycle-like sketch said to have been discovered during the ten-year restoring period of Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus popped up in 1974, when literary historian Augusto Marinoni gave a lecture in Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace. From the chronology of disclosures and (in part circumstantial) evidence, it is now becoming clear that we are dealing with a recent forgery.”

2 comments:

Revrunner said...

I don't even want to think about riding this thing along a cobblestone street. Yikes! Surely, Michelangelo would have invented some sort of suspension.

cieldequimper said...

Yes, he didn't only commit la Gioconda...