Exhibits Machines Paintings Water Works and a Vineyard
Milan and Italy celebrate the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci with a series of events during Expo2015.
The Royal Palace Exhibition The largest ever exhibition dedicated to Leonardo in Italy, with inauguration set for the master’s birthday – April 15th. A multifaceted itinerary: drawings, paintings, sculptures and the comparison with ancient traditions. His inclination towards utopian projects like flying or walking on water, mechanic automation. A juxtaposition of science and art.
From Italy to France a Florentine education, the two stays in Milan, the sojourn in France.The Roots of the Myth Leonardo’s role in the arts and sciences; his influence as a painter and art theorist in the modern age. How the myth of Leonardo was created, with a focus on Mona Lisa.
St. Jerome of the Vatican Picture Gallery between ancient and modern art, where Leonardo’s excellent knowledge of space and perspective is revealed, anticipating Vitruvian Man; the exhibition’s icon.
Heritage major paintings, some original codes, working models and over 100 original drawings from museums, libraries and private collections. In addition, works by Antonello da Messina, Botticelli, Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Ghirlandaio, Verrocchio, Lorenzo di Credi, Antonio and Piero del Pollaiolo and more.
The Last Supper a full-scale video reproduction of the last supper, enriched with descriptive panels and interactive stations with the information on the work and its restoration.
Water Works Unlike most cities, Milan was not settled on a river or by the sea, but in the middle of the Po River Valley. Hence, the city’s history is in good measure about
water and its uses; as a source of energy, for transportation and as a defense
system. Leonardo spent his most productive years in Milan where his engineering
skills were applied with the navigli, the canals and locks system visible to
he Vineyard in Milan was given to Leonardo by Ludovico il Moro as
a reward for the Last Supper. Maintained
by his descendants, it was almost destroyed during a bombing raid in 1943, it is being nurtured back to life by a team of archeologists and viticulturists. Some plants of the historic vineyard were saved
and, on the occasion of Expo2015, are being
planted again in
their original location, in the
garden of the Atellani Mansion, near Santa Maria
delle Grazie and the Last Supper.
Food and Culture Energy and Water The Geography of Food Technology and Biodiversity The Arts and Food
The World of Leonardo in Piazza della Scala. Discover the artist and inventor, with working models of his machines and digitalized restorations of his paintings:
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