"Leonardo da Vinci was no universal genius"
Eighty inventions can be traced back to Leonardo da Vinci; the great Florentine is often portrayed as a universal genius. Leonardo's sketches suggest that he designed helicopters, submarines, machine guns, printing presses, roughing machines, and many other blessings of the industrial age as early as the fifteenth century. Yet by avoiding falling for the myth of the "universal genius," one discovers a highly curious person who, far removed from all academic schools, developed his unconventional, poetic, often eccentric, and sometimes downright absurd spirit.
Director Jürgen Renn in conversation with Matthias Eckoldt for RBB Kultur.