Galileo, Florentine “Disegno,” and the “Strange Spottednesse” of the Moon

  title={Galileo, Florentine “Disegno,” and the “Strange Spottednesse” of the Moon},
  author={Jr. Samuel Y. Edgerton},
“Painting … compels the mind of the painter to transform itself into the very mind of nature, to become an interpreter between nature and art. It explains the causes of nature's manifestations as compelled by her laws.” So wrote Leonardo da Vinci, and, as Kenneth Keele has argued in an exciting new book, it was Leonardo's artistic training, particularly in linear perspective, that provided him with so many precocious insights concerning the underlying scientific structures of the universe… CONTINUE READING