Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

 

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Kaitlyn, Rachel, Hallie

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Title: Operation da Vinci

Theme: Leonardo da Vinci: Collisions of Art and Science

Materials and techniques: Acrylic paint, spray paint, paper, and permanent marker.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Leonardo da Vinci, the father of the Renaissance was a man of many abilities. Of those abilities, includes science and art. He used his anatomical findings and included those in his paintings and other artwork. We chose to base our poster off of the board game Operation. We want to depict da Vinci’s love of anatomy and dissections and blend that with his artwork. Da Vinci was the first person to accurately depict a human spine; therefore, inside our operation man is a spine. There will also be a calculator, clock, goggles, and paintbrush to represent his scientific findings and artistic drawings. We also chose to add a quote because da Vinci had the mindset similar to a child his whole life. He never wanted to stop learning.

Laressa, Sierra, Joseph, Sydnee, "Science of Art"

Laressa, Sierra, Joseph, Sydnee, “Science of Art”

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Laressa, Sierra, Joseph, Sydnee

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Title: Science of Art

Theme: Leonardo da Vinci: Collisions of Art and Science

Materials and techniques: Spray paint, permanent markers, paper, and acrylic paint on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Leonardo da Vinci was many things. He was an inventor, a mathematician, an explorer, and a musician. Most importantly he was both a scientist and an artist. His ability to draw well allowed him express many thing; his ideas, his inventions, and his plans for new inventions ahead of their time: the parachute, a tank, and even a diving suit. His curiosity about the world around him lead him to study things that no one else had even considered. His dissection of corpses and study of anatomy allowed him to excel at painting and drawing. He made astute observations in all areas that he was interested in. Leonardo da Vinci was many things and he created journals that contained drawings and his writing. His drawings of the human anatomy are so accurate due to his artistic talent and scientific methods, that they can be still used to this day. He will to continue to have an influence on this world for many years still to come.

 

Alyssa, Jace, Nate, Seth, "Da Vinci's Notebook"

Alyssa, Jace, Nate, Seth, “Da Vinci’s Notebook”

Created by Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, KS

Artists: Alyssa, Jace, Nate, Seth

Teacher: Mrs. Peterson-Shea

Title: Da Vinci’s Notebook

Theme: Leonardo da Vinci: Collisions of Art and Science

Materials and techniques: Spray paint, acrylic paint, and permanent markers on canvas.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes.

About: Da Vinci kept notebooks of biology, science, engineering and art. He studied anatomy in order to portray the human body correctly. Also, he drew a lot of inventions that we still use today. He created a design for a helicopter, but it was never built. The notebooks are filled with mirror handwriting and he kept them his whole life. After he died his notebooks went into the possession of of his apprentice, Francesco Melzi. If the notebooks would have been published at the time of his death, we would be much more advanced today. However, Melzi’s heirs had little respect for them. They eventually sold them and gave them away to their friends. Today the notebooks have been copied and are now in the British Library of London.