LEONARDO DA VINCI | Man as a world model

An exhibition for the occasion of the five-hundredth (1519 – 2019) death anniversary celebrations of this genius of the Italian Renaissance, is presenting (until 14 July) a greatly suggestive itinerary at the largest Venetian museum dedicated to ancient art, with over seventy works, including as many as 35 works signed by the artist.

This exhibition, which retraces the essential stages of his existence through graphic examples by the master and his pupils or followers, includes a special section dedicated to the study of proportions and anatomy, featuring the Vitruvian Man as its centrepiece, flanked by some pages of the Huygens codex coming exceptionally from The Morgan Library & Museum in New York, as well as important sheets from Windsor.

Alongside the drawings held by the Venetian museum, further important sheets from the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, from the National Gallery in Washington and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge are on display.

Exhibition and catalogue curator, Annalisa Perissa Torrini, co-curator Valeria Poletto.