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Leonardo da Vinci. L’uomo modello del mondo
April 17 - July 14
To celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1519-2019), the Accademia Galleries present the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci. The model man of the world”.
Her you will admire 25 autograph sheets of the genius of Vinci, drawings that offer an excursus of extreme interest on the production of Leonardo and document, throughout his work, scientific research with studies of proportion of the human body, botany, optics, physics, mechanics, weapons, and the preparatory stages for some paintings such as the studies for the famous Battle of Anghiari or St. Anne with the Virgin and Child.
Among all, the Vitruvian Man excels is considered the symbol of classical perfection of body and mind, of a microcosm on a human scale that is the reflection of the whole cosmos.
A special section will be dedicated to the study of proportions and anatomy, with the extraordinary Vitruvian Man as its fulcrum, together with important sheets of Windsor and some pages of the Huygens codex, exceptionally from the Morgan Library in New York.