While reading Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Arundel last evening, I noticed that the Codex had less scholars examining it relative to others. The fluid dynamics of da Vinci have been extensively studied, with entire dissertations dedicated to the subject. I came across a curious drawing that exhibited turbulent flow. The text is written backward in …
Category Archives: Art History
Saint Augustine in His Study
Via photograph at Smithsonian in DC, Fine-Arts Museum.
If someday I may die, though it is unlikely, I hope the people in the cafés will say, ‘Dali has died, but not entirely.’ Salvador Dalí
The History of the Navier-Stokes Equations
Over the course of a few years I have collected pictures, biographies, and other tidbits about the many famous people who have created, studied, and dedicated their lives to the Navier-Stokes equations. I set it to the music of Carmina Burana of the MIT Choir (Creative Commons). Enjoy!
Portrait of Sophia, Princess Palatine
Psautier de St Louis, 1270
Edward Burra Interview
The BBC, a long time ago, published an interview with the great British artist Edward Burra. https://vimeo.com/20763625. I have always loved his paintings of the Spanish civil war and its aftermath, his adventures in Paris and Parisian culture, and his lamentation of the destruction of the English country side. Most of his paintings are housed …