It’s announced, from October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020 the Louvre Will dedicate an exceptional exhibition to Leonardo da Vinci.
This display will take place in the great Napoleon Hall and be the occasion to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death in Ambroise in 1519.
Painter, scientist, philosopher, inventor, engineer, Leonardo da Vinci embodies Renaissance on his own and his genius is still fascinating 500 years after he passed away.
For this exhibition, the Louvre teams have worked hard for 10 years and studied over and over archive documents to clarify Leonardo da Vinci's biography.
Only 15 paintings came to us and the Louvre owns 5 canvases by the master – Virgin of the Rocks, La Belle Ferronnière (also known as Portrait of an Unknown Woman), Mona Lisa, Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist and St John the Baptist.
In his Codex Atlanticus, a collection of drawings and notes gathered in 1.119 big format leaves conducted between 1478 and 1518, Leonardo da Vinci brought together various studies on many hydraulic engines used for transportation or water pumping. Inside, you can also find a bridge that can be taken apart, designed for soldiers as well as the famous tank.
Besides, the man loved painting the beauty of the world in his paintings that became works of art thanks to their hidden messages.
It’s not the first time the Louvre gives pride of place to Leonardo da Vinci. The Parisian museum and the Louvre already came up with a sublime exhibition devoted to Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and manuscripts back in 2003.
For several months, the Louvre brought together 85 original drawings, 3 paintings, 12 manuscripts and 2 caricatures albums returning on some crucial stages of the art, intellectual and human process of the great painter. This exhibition was thematic and because of the title, it seems that in 2019 the Louvre expects to make a retrospective of his entire work. By the way, the Louvre chairman said he’d like to “bring together as many paintings of the master as possible” and “see the Salvator Mundi in Paris”, the master’s painter sold for $450 million in November 2017.
No need to say we’re looking forward to October 2019!
From 24 October 2019 to 24 February 2020
Musée du Louvre
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
Au vu du nombre de visiteurs attendus, l'accès à l'exposition se fera sur des créneaux horaires bien définis.
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