'Da Vinci's Demons': How Leonardo da Vinci is like Batman

Born in the middle of the 15th century, during the Renaissance, artist and visionary Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most brilliant and restless minds of a glittering and restive age.One would think that sticking 100 percent of the time to the facts of the life of a man described by contemporary Giorgio Vasari as having a "beauty of body never sufficiently extolled," an "infinite grace" and "great bodily strength," with a "spirit and courage ever royal and magnanimous" would be enough for a dramatic cable series.And that's not even mentioning the major works of art he's known best for: the enigmatic portrait "Mona Lisa," the reverent and yet dynamic "The Last Supper," and one of the most famous pen-and-ink drawings of all time, depicting the beauty of proper proportions, called 'Vitruvian Man."On Friday, April 12, Starz premieres "Da Vinci's Demons," a creation of writer David S. Goyer ("Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight," "The...



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