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Leonardo's Hands Picture and Video Galleries
Videos of ABC Primetime Medical Mysteries Interviews - Feb 9, 2007 - 3:44:06 PM

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Leonardo Hand Studies by Sweeney : English versions
Il Mancino - Jan 18, 2007 - 7:45:05 PM

Drawing by J. William Littler M.D.
Figure 1: Drawing by J. William Littler M.D.
Do Leonardo da Vinci's works depict syndactyl or synpolydactyl hands?  Here is some compelling evidence...

Leonardo da Vinci, nearly 500 years after his death, is once again in the limelight. Perhaps more is unknown than known about this great artist. Scholarship varies and with it, old stereotypes wax and wane. Approaching his works with a fresh view requires an open mind and a willingness to accept the transparent. During the process some revelations will be obvious, while others may be controversial. A most fortuitous revisit of his hand studies has led to the conclusion that both the weary hand sketch and the left hand of Christ in The Last Supper are examples of syndactyl or synpolydactyl hands.

Leonardo News : English versions
Research probes into possible da Vinci handicap - Mar 29, 2007 - 7:28:53 PM

Along with the help of a former Yale researcher, a longtime admirer of Leonardo da Vinci is trying to challenge commonly accepted beliefs about the life of one of the greatest minds in history.

Leonardo Hand Studies by Sweeney : Versioni italiane
Il Mancino (Versione italiana) - Feb 12, 2007 - 10:30:17 AM
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Figura 1
Leonardo da Vinci, a quasi 500 anni dalla morte, è ancora una volta sotto le luci della ribalta. Probabilmente su questo grande artista è più quello che non si conosce che ciò che si conosce.Il sapere varia e insieme ad esso vecchi stereotipi appaiono e scompaiono. L’approccio alle sue opere, con uno spirito d’osservazione nuovo, richiede una mente aperta ed una disponibilità ad accettare quel che risulta chiaro ed evidente. Durante tale processo, alcune rivelazioni saranno ovvie, mentre altre potranno apparire controverse.Un riesame più fortuito dei suoi studi sulla mano ha portato alla conclusione che il disegno della mano stanca e la mano sinistra di Cristo ne L’Ultima Cena sono entrambi esempi di mani affette da malformazioni, quali le sindattilie e le polidattilie.
Leonardo's Hands Picture and Video Galleries
Pictures of Leonardo da Vinci's Lost Robot Knight - Feb 2, 2007 - 11:47:42 PM
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