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Studies of water


RCIN 912660

This is the most masterly of Leonardo’s many drawings of the movement of water. The central study shows the eddies and air bubbles in water falling from a sluice into a pool. It exemplifies Leonardo’s ability to fix a momentary impression in his mind and capture it on paper with absolute conviction, as if the endlessly changing scene had been frozen before him and thus laid open to analysis.

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