“If you scorn painting, which is the sole imitator of all the manifest works of nature, you will certainly be scorning a subtle invention, which with philosophical and subtle speculation considers all manner of forms….Truly this is science, the legitimate daughter of nature….”

Leonardo Da Vinci

“The artist who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies everything placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.”

Leonardo Da Vinci