Don’t Forget to pick up Milk, Eggs, and a Skull: Leonardo’s “To do” list

Bullet Shih Apr, 2012 0
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The Telegraph is reporting that 80 pages from Leonardo’s notebooks will be exhibited at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace next month.  The notebooks are believed to have been acquired by King Charles II at the end of the 17th century.  One of the pages which has never been exhibited is described as a “To do” list, however the great master was not simply reminding himself to pick up milk and eggs.  The Telegraph writes of Leonardo’s circa 1590 list,

On the page, Leonardo reminds himself to obtain a skull, to get his books on anatomy bound, to observe the holes in the substance of the brain and describe the jaw of a crocodile.

It also includes a list of things he needs to get before going on a journey including paper, charcoal and chalk.


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