• Da Vinci's possible vision disorder may have influenced his art

    1 month ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / The recently restored oil painting Salvator Mundi , attributed to Leonardo, shows evidence of exotropic eye alignment, a new paper claims.
    The great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci may have suffered from an unusual visual tic: an intermittent outward turn of the eye clinically known as strabismus. According to a new paper in JAMA Ophthalmology, that disorder may have helped this quintessential Renaissance man capture 3D space on a flat 2D canvas so brilliantly.
    If so, Leonardo would be in very good company. Several other famous artists-including...
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