To celebrate the five hundred years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1519-2019), the Galleries of the Academy of Venice present the extraordinary exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci. The model man of the world ", open to the public from 17 April to 14 July 2019.
The Venetian museum has twenty-five autograph sheets of the genius of Vinci, drawings that offer an excursus of extreme interest on Leonardo's production and document, throughout his activity, scientific research with studies of proportion of the human body, of botany , of optics, physics, mechanics, weapons, and the preparatory phases for some paintings such as the studies for the famous Battle of Anghiari or the Sant'Anna with the Virgin and Child.
Among all excels the Vitruvian Man, who has become a symbol of classical perfection of body and mind, a human-sized microcosm that is the reflection of the entire cosmos.
Through the graphic examples of the Italian master, and his pupils or followers, the exhibition will trace the essential stages of his existence, starting from two Studies for an Adoration of the Shepherds referable to the juvenile period up to the splendid Three dancing female figures attributable to the French period , the last moment of his life which ended in Amboise on 2 May 1519.
A special section will be dedicated to the study of proportions and anatomy which will focus on the extraordinary Vitruvian Man, combined with important Windsor sheets and some pages of the Huygens code exceptionally from the Morgan Library in New York.
In a journey of great suggestion, the exhibition includes the exhibition of over seventy works in total, including thirty-five autographs of Leonardo.
Start Date: 17 April 2019
End date: 14 July 2019
Ticket price: € 15.00 (€ 12.00 + € 3.00 show fee);
Reductions: € 2.00 + € 1.50 integration fee Show
Place: Venice, Galleries of the Academy of Venice
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