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Panorama picture from Ås Municipality in Norway




LEONARDO da VINCI / VEBJØRN SAND

482 years after da Vinci´s death his drawing of a bridge came to life. The bridge is now build. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Leonardo da Vinci was a renaissance painter, architect, engineer, mathematician and philosopher. He was the greatest genius the world has ever seen. He had a keen eye and quick mind that led him to make important scientific discoveries, yet he never published his ideas. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons.

Mona Lisa del Gioconda. The portrait full of mystery and secrets is painted on a 77x53 cm large poplar-wood. It is the most famous work of Leonardo da Vinci. Originally the painting was larger than today, because two columns, one on the left the other one on the right side of Mona Lisa, have been cut. That is the reason why it is not easy to recognize that Mona Lisa is sitting on a terrace. Vebjørn Sand a norwegian painter born in Bærum. He is behind "Ice-castle", a winterhappenig at Holmenkollen, the "Peace-star" at Gardermoen and two expeditions to Southpole and Queen Maud´s Land and now the da Vinci bridge in Ås.