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The Vitruvian Man: Leonardo on display in Venice

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo‘s death, Venice celebrates the great Renaissance artist and scientist with the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci. L’uomo modello del mondo” hosted by the Gallerie dell’Accademia.

Open until July 14, the exhibition presents a selection of Leonardo’s drawings, including 25 pages from the Gallerie’s own Codex Atlanticus, as well as drawings and studies that have been borrowed from the world’s most important collections of Leonardo’s works, such as those of the National Gallery of Washington, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and the Kunsthalle in Hamburg.

The exhibition showcases Leonardo’s artistic and scientific process through his sketches for paintings, botanical studies, weaponry, and fantastical machines that have played such a great role in Leonardo’s work. The splendid drawings include studies for The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, The Battle of Anghiari, The Last Supper, and the famous Vitruvian Man.

The masterpiece is accompanied by 35 additional drawings by Leonardo, including extraordinary pages from the Royal Collection of Windsor Castle and those from the Morgan Library’s Codex Huygens in New York. The exhibition is further completed by 35 works by contemporary masters of Leonardo, which faithfully depict the artistic and cultural climate of the Italian Renaissance.

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