British ophthalmologist Christopher Tyler of the city University, London, studying six paintings, drawings and sculptures, Leonardo da Vinci came to the conclusion that the genius could suffer from intermittent divergent strabismus.
In this case, perhaps, the disease helped the artist in the work as divergent strabismus associated with good stereoscopic vision. In the relaxed position, the squint angle, apparently, was -10,3 degrees, but when the artist is focused, the eyes returned to the correct position. The article was published in JAMA Ophthalmology, sends N+1.
So the researcher studied six works (two sculptures, two oil paintings and two drawings) — a possible self-portraits or portraits of the artist, and measured them in the squint angle, the angle at which the pupils have men deviated from the midline.
The medic studied the statue of David and Terra-cotta bust called “Young warrior” of Andrea del Verrocchio. Presumably, the model for the sculpture was da Vinci, who during the creation of this work was a student in the Studio of the sculptor. Apparently the warrior is very similar to David’s, and both sculptures noticeable strabismus.
Two paintings — “John the Baptist” and “the Savior of the world” — belong to the brush of the artist. Although, presumably, they were not self portraits of the artist, Da Vinci probably thought the artist’s paintings are in varying degrees to reflect his appearance. Also apparently John the Baptist is very similar to that of David, sculpted by Verrocchio.
In the Atlantic code, he wrote:
Finally, the characters depicted in the portrait of an older Leonardo and the Vitruvian man, similar in appearance to Da Vinci also suffered from strabismus.
In strabismus one or both eyes at the sight of the object deviates from the Central axis. In this case, it is seen that the cornea is asymmetrically located relative to the corners or edges of the eyelids.
There are several types of this disease, including divergent strabismus (esotropia) when the cornea towards the edge of the eyes. Strabismus can be intermittent, i.e. sometimes it occurs, sometimes people can line the eyes.
Some famous artists such as Rembrandt, dürer and Degas, suffered from strabismus. This is evident from their self-portraits, which is clearly incorrect position of the cornea of one eye.
Recall that scientists are one step away from solving the mysteries of da Vinci.
As reported by the portal “Znayu”, the da Vinci code revealed millennial lies the Church of Christ.
Also “Znayu” I wrote about the mysterious secrets of the periodic table.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.