Leonardo and the eye
It is curious that the many facets of Leonardo’s Notebooks that have been studied have excluded what he had to say about the eye. True, Keele (1980), in his monumental work on the artist’s anatomical drawings kept at Windsor, deals with some ophthalmic points. But, understandably, he has not sought out what might be of interest to eye and vision specialists, and so missed information that sheds light not only on Leonardo’s own eyes, but also on aspects of his painting which may be of interest to historians of art.
KeywordsOptic Nerve Apparent Size Crystalline Lens Image Construction Monumental Work
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