In the quest to have more public holidays where everyone gets a day off, today seems an appropriate one. Today is Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. One of the greatest artists and geniuses of our collective history certainly deserves a holiday. Do we celebrate him as an artist? A mathematician? A scientist? An architect? The list goes on.
For my little tribute piece I have chosen to “sample” his painting “Lady with an Ermine.” I’ve never seen the Mona Lisa but this is one I have seen in person when the “Lady” visited us from Poland a few years ago. The painting is now in a museum in Krakow and has been in Poland for over 200 years.