Mirror Writing and Leonardo da Vinci

07 Apr

Italian artist/scientist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci created thousands of pages of notes and drawings. Da Vinci wrote most of his notes from right to left and in reverse. This is called mirror writing.

Mirror Writing:
The writing can be read correctly when viewed in a mirror (see photo above).

Why Mirror Writing:
It is unknown why he wrote this way.

Locations of the Notes/Drawings Include:
Library and museum collections. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates owns the Codex Leicester.

Da Vinci’s Dates:
1452 -1519

His Drawings Include:
Vitruvian Man

His Paintings Include:
Mona Lisa and The Last Supper


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