THE MIND OF LEONARDO. LEONARDO’S DRAWINGS FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

Curated by Pietro C. Marani

EHIBITION EXTENDED IN THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA UNTIL MARCH 13 2016

OPENING HOURS:

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana: Tuesday to Sunday 10,00 – 18,00, last admission 17,30  (please note: a complete tour of the gallery lasts about 90 mins)

Closed on Mondays, December 25, January 1

Studies for a perpetual motion device, Codex Atlanticus, f. 778 r, detail

For the whole period of Expo, from March 10 to October 31 2015, the exhibition The mind of Leonardo. Leonardo’s drawings from the Codex Atlanticus focuses on the personality of Leonardo and the richness of the themes he touched, the variety of his interests and studies, the uniqueness of his work and of his genius in the context of the Italian Renaissance. The initative closes the cycle of exhibitions started in 2009, on the fourth centenary of the public opening of the Ambrosiana, with the aim to allow visitors to admire almost the whole Codex Atlanticus. The Mind of Leonardo, curated by Pietro C. Marani, proposes a selection of 88 sheets – displayed in two cycles, of three months each – that illustrate some of the main themes Leonardo was interested in throughout his career, almost in the order listed by Leonardo himself in the famous application letter to Ludovico il Moro: hydraulic studies, literary exercises, architecture and stage design, mechanics and machinery, optics and perspective, flight, geometry and mathematics, studies on Earth and the Cosmos and Painting and Sculpture.

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