Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Take a Word--Man

I chose Leonardo DaVinci for this week's challenge. Honestly, this image just popped into my head and try as I might, I couldn't shake it. The mind and imagination of this man just amazes me. His painting is sublime, his inventions were amazing for his time, his curiosity was insatiable and infinite.

I think he is the perfect embodiment of this quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet:

"What a piece of work is a man,
How noble in reason,
How infinite in faculties,
In form and moving how express and admirable,
In action how like an angel,
In apprehension how like a god! "

The images were Googled, and the background began as a texture piece by UR_2; all were much embellished with filters and brushes.


  1. Linda, I am in awe of your beautiful digital art.
    Sue xx

  2. I couldn't help smiling at the quote because in the 2000's if we call someone "a piece of work" it is a wee bit insulting. Then I read the all the lines by Shakespeare and for some reason kept thinking of the song from "My Fair Lady" - "Why can't a woman be more like a man". THEN I wondered if these lines are meant to be tongue-in-cheek.
    So, Linda, thankyou so much for making me smile and making me THINK. You have definitely chosen the most amazing man of all time, a genius without peer.
    Your picture is superb. I love the strong colours and use of brushes. Fantastic.

  3. What a wonderful man and a wonderful piece!

  4. Fabulous! Who could ever beat Leonardo?
    Gorgeous piece.xx

  5. Certainly DaVinci is a man to be remembered. The words of Shakespeare are to be pondered endlessly! Thoughtful and artful entry. Bravo!

  6. Such a beautiful piece and tribute to quite a man! Stunning collage of imagery and color. Have a great weekend Linda!