Master Draughtsman
January 30, 2003 12:27 PM   Subscribe

The Met Museum has an online gallery exploring the work of Da Vinci. It allows you to zoom in and out on specific parts of a work thus enabling minute exploration. It's stuff like this that makes the web indispensable.
posted by Fat Buddha (6 comments total)

 
While human form might have excited Leonardo da Vinci, he cared little for people: “sacks for food” he called them, “fillers-up of privies.” [via A&L Daily]
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:38 PM on January 30, 2003


Returning us to the actual link at hand... that is one cool site, Fat Buddha. Thanks. I'm off to zoom in on more of the pictures.
posted by soyjoy at 12:56 PM on January 30, 2003


Great stuff. This ameliorates my disappointment in not being able to drag this particular "sack for food" down to the museum to see it in person.
posted by kozad at 12:57 PM on January 30, 2003


cool zoom in feature. i'm actually supposed to go down to the met to see this next weekend, and this almost makes me think i don't have to. but there's just something about seeing the actual paper that'll never be replaced.
posted by dogwalker at 2:40 PM on January 30, 2003


You'll notice that the paucity of comments equal: brilliant post!
posted by hama7 at 4:16 AM on January 31, 2003


You'll notice that the paucity of comments equal: brilliant post!

I was thinking the same thing when I came back this morning and saw how few people had commented on this. Their loss. Fat Buddha, next time, you might try phrasing it like this:
posted by soyjoy at 6:48 AM on January 31, 2003


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