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Via Cardinale Merry del Val, Rome, Italy, 2014

Remembering Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After His Death

A deluge drawing by Leonardo made on the end of his life.
A deluge, c.1517–18, by Leonardo da Vinci. Black chalk, pen and ink, wash. 16.2 × 20.3 cm (sheet of paper). RCIN 912380. Larger version at Wikimedia.

Taking a moment from current life flux to note that Leonardo da Vinci, a great human being, died 500 years ago on 1519 May 2nd.


Spring Street, New York City, February 2016

Via Flaminia by Chiesa di Sant’Andrea del Vignola, Rome, Italy, November 2017

Hudson River Greenway, New York City, July 2017

Via Arenula, Rome, Italy, May 2014

Via Formellese, Parco di Veio, Italy, June 2017

8th Avenue Near 34th Street, New York City, June 2016

Moon and Fire, Beacon, New York, June 2016

Bryant Park, New York City, September 2015

5th Avenue Near 57th Street, New York City, April 2015

Chinatown, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2015

Broadway & 110th Street, New York City, July 2015

Richard Tucker Square, New York City, July 2015


Central Park, New York City, May 2015

We’re not here for money.