Born Standing Up: Famous Works of Art Created on Two Feet

Although recent interest to implement standing-desks in the workplace has led to universal knowledge of the product, men and women alike have understood their associated benefits for years. From the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Ernest Hemingway to that of Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and many renowned individuals in between, standing desks have captured the preference of many and established themselves as furniture conducive to health, efficiency, and creativity.

These world-famous works saw creation by artists who demonstrated a keen deployment of brilliance on their feet.

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci:

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, Paris, Art, Standing, Standing-Desk

Kept in the Louvre, the world's largest museum, and stationed in Paris, Mona Lisa has remained one of the most celebrated and pre-eminent paintings in history. Admixing oil on a poplar wood panel in order to produce his work, artist Leonardo da Vinci depicted several innovative techniques on one small surface:

  • One point perspective, which parallels real life vision in its conveyance that items further away require a decrease in size.
  • Direct eye contact from a woman, which opposed the antiquated idea by men that direct female eye contact be considered improper.
  • Age contrast in Mona Lisa's face; whereas certain features paint the woman as old, others do so as young.

Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens:

French Revolution, Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, Standing Desk

Well-known for both its complicated character chart and dynamic plotline, Tale of Two Cities demonstrates just how meticulously thought-out literature can be. The fictional novel on the French Revolution impresses its readers by intertwining character plotlines that start out very separate. The lives of people so different: an English barrister, a Bastille prisoner, a young French noble, and more, slowly but surely see their paths cross in a jaw dropping story of love and war in a fight for equality.

Employing what can only be described as maximum creativity and foresight, Charles Dickens authored a book that will stand the test of time - all while he stood up as well.

Virginia State Capitol Blueprints, Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Virginia State Capitol Building, Standing Desk, Standing

Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson boasted an impressive list of achievements. Less known by the general public, however, is Thomas Jefferson's involvement in noteworthy architectural projects, including the blueprint design for the Virginia State Capitol building.

Embodying the architectural style of the Maison Carrée, a Roman temple in the south of France, the Virginia State Capitol building saw its design materialize under the competence of Thomas Jefferson, all on top of a standing desk.

Lucky for us, access to a standing-desk remains as convenient as ever. Companies such as Beverly Hills Chairs standing-desks with automatic and manual settings all at a discounted price.

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