Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Home Spun comic strip #539
DaVinci, ultimate Renaissance man, had all of these wonderful talents. It's a shame he never completed many of the projects he started. Here is a monologue by Marina of the inner workings of DaVinci's mind. Marina seems to channel his spirit:
"I'm painting...I'm painting...oh look! Birds! Look at them flying! I wonder how they do that? Hey you know what would be awesome? A flying machine! Then we could all just fly around and...Oh! Tides! I wonder what the timing is for that? I should study that...A corkscrew! A corkscrew would be great for moving water up from lower parts...Hey! That reminds me of a war machine! You know what would kill a lot of people really efficiently? This wheeled...thing...that shoots arrows from all directions and...Hey! That gives me a new idea for applying paint that would make frescoes last longer. What should I use? Eggs maybe? That gives me an idea for a new vegetarian recipe! I should have a cooking show! I can imagine an awesome theme song. I should compose it and play it on the mandolin, the lute, and the flute...AT THE SAME TIME!"
For more information on DaVinci, here is a great introduction to the artist and his work at the Museum of Science website. For a more detailed look at DaVinci, you can look at the special interactive feature designed for the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.