Leonardo da Vinci, whose 500th anniversary will be celebrated next year, not only studied anatomy and motion of animals, but also their personality.
His observations on the nature of individual species he recorded in short, sketchy, often unfinished fables. To make it a readable story was left to later publishers and translators.
About 7200 pages of da Vinci’s notebooks on various topics have been handed down, mirror-written and richly illustrated. Today they are scattered in various collections in Europe and North America.
Da Vinci gained his knowledge rather by imagination and close monitoring than studying sources and literature. However, for our riddle we accept both approaches:
- The Leonardo Solution: A fable idea in the style of da Vinci with one or more of the animals pictured above
- The Leonardologist solution: A title to a recorded fable of da Vinci with one or more of the animals shown above with correct source reference of the manuscript (collection, codex, page)
Please send your solution to firstname.lastname@example.org until January, 1rd 2019, 12.00 pm CET. The winner can choose one of the following prizes: