Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci by Ralph Steadman used for the cover of the book, I Leonardo.
An imagined incident where Leonardo da Vinci has created a device to help him paint a landscape


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Artwork by Ralph Steadman showing an incredible astrological machine built by Leonardo da Vinci for a wealthy patron.

I Leonardo

Ralph Steadman's Obsession with Leonardo da Vinci led him to Italy - to stand in the places where genius stood and relive the sensations which preoccupied a mind that yearned to fly. In his distinct, ingenious and anarchic style, Steadman presents key events from the life of Leonardo: among them the painting of the Last Supper, the Mona Lisa and his experiments with flight. The result is a work of sustained brilliance and a triumph of imagination.

To help him get into his hero's mind Steadman undertook to recreate three things that Leonardo had done. He Built a flying machine from an old nylon tent and bamboo, he walked on water at the Sea of Galilee and he painted a 1/3 copy of the Last Supper on his bedroom wall.


Ralph Steadman imagines here that Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa.