Film: 1452

Art + Architecture | 1970 | Sound | Colour


The life of Da Vinci through his drawings.
A drawing of a piece of cloth draped over a chair is linked by the voice-over to movement and gravity. Human profiles; grotesque faces. Drawings of the human skull. An actor reads a letter that Da Vinci is supposed to have sent to the Duke of Milan promising the production of new weapons, an armoured car, and various other implements which are illustrated by Da Vinci's drawings. Architectural drawings. Sketches for Da Vinci's 'Last Supper'. Anatomical studies: drawings of naked men; their muscle groups; human organs; a cross section of the human skull; studies of human hands.

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