A Legacy Misconstrued

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Architectural Creations: “The Bubonic Plague has Inspired me To Design Eco friendly Urban Cities” The World’s Response “We Should Steal the Masters Ideas & create skylines that are high up and touch the galaxy”

500 years ago, in Renaissance Italy, there was much talk of “Ideal Cities” the main purpose being beauty, functionality, minimizing pollution, becoming ecofriendly, removal of diseases and effectively a cleaner and more holistic city. Milan lost 50% of its population in the plague and across Euro Asia 200 million people died due to the plague. The Plague was spread around the silk route starting from far East into Europe. Centuries ahead of his time, Leonardo Da Vinci is considered a pioneer of modern urban architecture. His idea – Cities that were built upwards instead of outwards, integrated with nature (especially water systems) and efficient transport infrastructure – this would make modern more efficient and sustainable.

Have we though misconstrued the master’s own legacy?

Da Vinci advocated building upwards and today we have buildings which are sky high – we have created beautiful skylines across the world. Though did Da Vinci believe that we would reclaim land from the oceans? Destroy the Fauna of the cities? Loose the very essence of his creative thought process which was to make, eco-friendly, safer, beautiful, hygienic, pollution free cities.

The series created by Nanda Khiara here explores the misconstrued Da Vinci’s legacy on the ideal City – his idea to create a holistic, plague free, pollution free city designs and ideas have today resulted in us building cities with beautiful sky lines but not necessarily the ideal city, hence defeating the original purpose of his plan…. The series’ title A Misconstrued Legacy has seven paintings: Ocean; Energy; Fauna; Passion; Galaxy; Spirituality; and Essene. Each painting explores the way our world is affected by global ecosystem disasters. Nanda’s paintings show Da Vinci’s arches on the left side as time has progressed, the architecture of the cities has become higher. We have today cities designed in all sort of abstract shapes, sizes, and the creation of the skyline is driven by corporate interests rather than a universal global image of what is needed for the future generation… we have shaken up the natural eco system which Da Vinci designed for urban cities thoughts were to get rid of plague and create cleaner ecofriendly cities., whereas today we have pollution ridden cities, with global warming… exploding in every part of the world…

so yes, we have misconstrued The Masters Own Legacy…

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