“Humans have been creating likenesses of each other for thousands of years, but with the introduction of photography, a new language developed for capturing the human image. Photography created opportunities for not just for biography and documentation, but also depth, empathy, and experimentation. Many portrait photographers today elevate their work from mere photo to art, communicating ideas and capturing the human subject with dignity, all while exploring the meaning and potential of portraiture.” (PBS Offbook)
In honour of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday today, DAF is featuring History Channel’s “Da Vinci & The Code He Lived By”. Below is part 1 of 10. Visit All Histories YouTube Channel to continue watching this interesting series on one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance.
Image source (Italymag.co.uk)