Saturday, November 04, 2006

This blackberries drawing by Leonardo 1505, besides being one of my favorite drawings of all times, expresses Leonardo quest to understand dynamics and rhythm in nature such as the ones we call fractals today. In that sense we can see in one drawing how Leonardo is capable of functioning both a visual artist and a scientist. Fractals are interesting as they are visual expressions generated by mathematical formulas. Here is a fractal from a Mandelbrot set .