Whatever Exists

The great Leonardo da Vinci knew what magic lay in art: "If the painter wishes to see enchanting beauties, he has the power to produce them. If he wishes to see monstrosities ... he has the power and authority to create them. If he wishes to produce towns or deserts, if in the hot season he wants cool and shady places, or in the cold season warm places, he can make them. If he wants valleys, if from high mountaintops he wants to ... see the horizon on the sea, he has the power to create all this. Indeed, whatever...

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