Leonardo da Vinci regularly dissected human corpses making very detailed anatomical drawings of muscles, tendons, the heart and vascular system, internal organs and the human skeleton. Many of these drawings can now be seen in the largest exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of the human body, ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist,’ at The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, London.
In this video, Senior Curator Martin Clayton explores three of da Vincis drawings and shows how the Renaissance masters medical discoveries could have transformed the study of anatomy in Europe, had they not languished unpublished for centuries.
Via Open Culture
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