• You must now select Courier Delivery if you wish to receive items before Christmas.
 

Forums > Social Chat > Renaissance Spinning and Da Vinci poi... <illustrated nakedness>

Login/Join to Participate

Ravenhill


member
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 47
Posted:Leonardo invented the tank, the helicopter, the double hull, the hang-glider and made major advances in astronomy, geology and physiology, as well as painting the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.



More importantly, this...



his 'Vitruvian Man'



is one of the earliest examples of basic poi spinning and mechanics.



Of course, as he did not find time to invent the cotton stripy sock, his inspired work does not feature actual poi. That's why it's basic.



Note the square around the figure in question, clearly demonstrating the concept of planes.



Next, note the perfect circle around the figure, a single, long arm spin in the front wall plain.



Interestingly, the two different positions of the arms suggest an attempt at a long arm butterfly, maybe even a stab at opposite-way flowers. Obviously, during the Renaissance, poi spinning was limited to large, basic arms movements.

Maybe it was Da Vinci's heavy robes restricting the movement.



Finally, notice the inclusion of nakedness. Clearly, even though actual technique is sadly lacking, it seems the need to divest ones' self of clothing was already deeply ingrained in spinning culture.

EDITED_BY: Ravenhill (1145673851)


They are guides. They are teachers. They are like Yoda, only smaller and on strings.

--Meenik on poi

Delete Topic

Dragon7
GOLD Member since Oct 2003

Dragon7

addict
Location: Aotearoa (NZ), New Zealand

Total posts: 625
Posted:ubblol I like u man! Looks like anti spin wink Damn i need four arms! ubblol biggrin

Delete

pop_n_fresh


member
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 48
Posted:well if it had to be naked, then the robes would not be a limiting factor. =P

sweet theory though, i like it.


Just call me Pop.

Delete

Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:Joss, you're so silly, but I love ya anyway. smile Better than tesla poi!

When are you back in Foulmouth?

devil


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

Delete

Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

lurker
Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:i dunno. spinning poi with 4 arms and 4 legs seems far from "basic" to me...

Delete

pop_n_fresh


member
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 48
Posted: Written by: Mags The Jedi


Joss, you're so silly, but I love ya anyway. smile Better than tesla poi!

When are you back in Foulmouth?

devil


em.........are you talking to me? or is there someone else called Joss around here?


Just call me Pop.

Delete

Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Vitruvian man remake by the point of spinning:



(image not available)



Mcp, I think they are four.



light,



:R


POI THEO(R)IST

Delete

_FSA_


_FSA_

now comes with skydiving license
Location: In your head. (Tasmania, Austr...

Total posts: 1627
Posted:Erm. Interesting theory...
I like it! smile


Proudly owned by the very cute Pineapple Pete. Owner of Noddy. Joint owner of Mr Majestik.

Delete

simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:Robots make everything cooler. FACT.


Non-Https Image Link


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

Delete

Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I'm so amused that this thread warns people of illustraed nakedness! ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

Delete

Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Monkey, that is F***ing genius, thankyou biggrin

Delete


Similar Topics

Using the keywords [renaissance spinning da vinci illustrated nakednes*] we found the following similar topics.
1. Learn > Fire Fans > Mr Jeff Fans Tutorials > spinning body tracers *help/resource
2. Learn > Hoop > 2-Hoop Handwork > Basic 2 hoop spinning *help/resource
3. Learn > Hoop > Hula Hoop > Sustained spinning sequence *help/resource
4. Learn > Juggling > 3 Clubs > Club spinning technique - Height and Spin *help/resource
5. Learn > POI > 3 poi legos > spinning legos (elbow traps *help/resource

     Show more..