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Leonardo in Venice

Leonardo in Venice.

There is still time until July 14 to see the exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, just a 5-minute walk from Locanda Fiorita. This is one of the most interesting exhibitions taking place to celebrate the Year of Leonardo, with the year 2019 marking the 500th anniversary of the great Renaissance master’s death.

The exhibition centers around Leonardo’s original drawing of the famous Vitruvian Man, from the 25 sheets of the Codex Atlanticus preserved in extraordinary quality by the Gallerie dell’Accademia. Other interesting and valuable original drawings on display include his studies for the Last Supper of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, the Battle of Anghiari in Florence, and the painting The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne currently on display at the Louvre museum.

The drawings are on display thanks to collaboration with significant museums and foundations that have preserved the works of Leonardo all around the world. Loans of exceptional importance were granted to the Gallerie dell’Accademia by the Royal Collection of Windsor Castle, the National Gallery in Washington, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, and the Kunsthalle in Hamburg.

Venice’s exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci. L’uomo modello del mondo” is an opportunity for a side-by-side viewing of drawings that are usually scattered across the world, but have now been gathered together at the Gallerie dell’Accademia.