View Full Version : Da Vinci's Huge Horse Statue Proven Feasible

03-05-2010, 03:14 PM
Virtual simulations demonstrate that Leonardo da Vinci's calculations were totally on mark in his plan to build the masterpiece that never came to be.

"Il Cavallo," the huge equine statue Leonardo Da Vinci never got to make, wasn't plagued by technical problems as was widely believed, a new multidisciplinary research has revealed.

On the contrary, Da Vinci's plan for the largest equestrian statue in the world was a perfectly feasible project which, if completed, would have probably been his greatest legacy, more than ''The Last Supper'' or any other work.

Commissioned in 1482 by Lodovico Sforza, duke of Milan, in honor of his father Francesco, the massive bronze horse took Leonardo 17 years of research, but was never completed.