Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything - from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return.
It is Las Vegas, of all places, which shines a light on one of history’s greatest genius’ lesser knowntalents. At an elaborate exhibition at the Venetian (Las Vegas, that is) the show announces, “Leonardowas a well-rounded Renaissance man with interests and hobbies that spanned beyond the scope of hisinventions and life’s work as a painter, a scientist, engineer, mathematician and wedding planner.” Wedding planner?