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Da Vinci - Pillow Case - Horse (1499)

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Pillow Case "Horse" - Leonardo da Vinci (1499)

Da Vinci spent a lot of time studying the shape and in particular the movement of horses. Horses and their biomechanics always fascinated da Vinci. This horse sculpture was requested by Ludovico Sforza, as a tribute to his predecessor Francesco Sforza. Indeed The horse was the symbol of the aristocratic House of Sforza. This order from a patron enabled da Vinci to express his talent on an animal he appreciated. This animal is one of nature's wonders. And in da Vinci's opinion, nature was the mistress of all masters.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who's known for his enduring works The Last Supper" and Mona Lisa."
Da Vinci was often presented as the most talented artist our world ever known as he showcased an unmatched talent on multiple art forms.
By the age of 20, he had qualified as a master artist in the Guild of Saint Luke and established his own workshop. He was naturally gifted and achieved masterpieces at a very young age.

  • Invisible zipper opening
  • 45cm x 45cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches)
  • Jacquard Weave: 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester
  • Removable insert is NOT INCLUDED
  • Handmade in France
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    Da Vinci
    Born close to the small town of Vinci in the Tuscan, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) trained in the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio. The quintessential “Renaissance man,” Leonardo possessed unequaled talent and imagination. Although Leonardo is famous for painting some of the most iconic artworks; art was but one of his innumerable interests. His unquenchable curiosity is evident in the voluminous notes he interspersed with sketches in his notebooks. He dealt with botany, geology, geography, cartography, zoology, military engineering, anatomy, and aspects of physical science, including hydraulics and mechanics. Da Vinci stated repeatedly that his scientific investigations made him a better painter, and indeed this was the case. His studies in optics provided him with a deeper understanding of perspective, light, and color. As a true artist-scientist, the world considers most of his drawings as artworks. Eventually, the notorious study of the human proportions, in his drawing The Vitruvian Man is one of his most famous masterpieces.

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