Discover New Worlds: The Renaissance
Before venturing out on the Journey of a Lifetime, it might be important to know something about your destination. We've got you covered.
The Renaissance was considered a time of rapid innovation and "rebirth." And the many ways in which Leonardo da Vinci was set on inventing the future of... well.. everything!
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Naples, 7 December 1598 - Rome, 28 November 1680) was an Italian artist who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age and also a prominent architect. In addition he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets.
From the 14th through the 16th centuries, the bubonic plague ravaged Europe. With little knowledge about medicine and sanitation, plague doctors were the best chance for survival. How did plague doctors help those afflicted, and why did they wear those funny costumes?
How would you think of the possibility of air travel-if only birds and butterflies were the only to the skies? Or design a military tank from observing a turtle in its shell? Imagine how Leonardo da Vinci thought that stuff up-hundreds of years ahead of his time.
How losing the competition that would lead to the job-of-a-lifetime against a detested rival led to the rise of one of the world's most famous architects.