Da Vinci Monument, Italia


The da Vinci monument in Milan’s Piazza della Scala.  The same family built the La Scala Opera House in Milan. Today, April 15th, is his birthday,.It was erected in 1872 to honour the great Leonardo da Vinci and was sculpted by Pietro Magni.  It shows, see on the right, da Vinci standing on a large pedestal and at his feet are four favorite students. 
The reliefs shown in closeup here in sow,  depict the 4 disciplines that da Vinci mastered: painting, sculpting, engineering and architecture.