Da Vinci was ambidextrous, new handwriting analysis shows


It's been well-established that Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest inventors, painters and sculptors in recorded history, was left-handed. But a new analysis of the famed da Vinci's works indicates he was ambidextrous.

According to a study done by experts at the art conservation and research institution Opificio delle Pietre Dure (OPD), da Vinci was equally adept at painting and writing with his right hand, including one of his more famous works, "Landscape," made when he was just 21 years of age.

There are two inscriptions on the painting, one written from right to left and the other written from left to right, which provides evidence of ambidexterity, the researchers said.