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Almost 500 years after his death, the drawings in his anatomical notebooks are being displayed at an exhibition in Ediburgh alongside 21st-century pictures of the same body parts - with da Vinci's sketches proving startlingly accurate.
Da Vinci began researching the human body to ensure his paintings were as true to nature as possible.
Sexy Spirits was established in 1999 in New York City to initiate and expand greater consciousness and awareness into our Livingness as a sexual body.We depart from the premise that we, as human beings, are attempting to become more spiritual, and instead begin with the premise that we are Infinite Beings negotiating with Life as a sexual body.The muscles of the shoulder, arm and the bones of the foot, c.1510-11: A 3D film of a dissected shoulder will show the incredible accuracy of the many drawings of the bones, muscles, nerves and tendons of the joint Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were even feasible during his lifetime, but some of his smaller inventions, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded.An official synopsis of the show produced by Claudia Karvan reads: 'When he is knocked off his pedestal and on to the Impaired Registrants Program, prodigal Sydney surgeon and party boy Hugh Knight must return to his family home in rural Whyhope where he might learn to swallow his pride and mend his ways – or not'.
Between 15 he dissected more than 30 human corpses, including that of a 100-year-old man.Peter Abrahams, professor of clinical anatomy at Warwick Medical School, who helped the show's curators, said: 'In many ways Leonardo predicted the 20th-century revolution in various medical imaging techniques.