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Exhibitions

29 August 2013 Start
31 December 2013 End
Monday 8.15 a.m.-2.00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday 8.15 a.m.-7.15 p.m. Last entrance 30 min before closing time Time
Italy Gallerie dell'Accademia, Campo della Carità Dorsoduro n. 1050 – 30100 Venezia

Tel.: +39 041 5200345
e-mail.: info@gallerieaccademia.org
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Leonardo da Vinci. L’uomo universale

August 29-December 31, 2013

The exhibition is centred on the exceptional group of autograph sheets of the master of Vinci, preserved in the Venetian collection of the Accademia since 1822: a corpus of 25 graphic works that are usually not displayed, which have been exhibited at Galleries of the Accademia one last time in 1980 .

Among them one work stands out, the famous study of human proportions, known as the Vitruvian Man, a superb interpenetration between art and science, the result of a perfect synthesis of harmonic representation, which has become the very symbol of classical perfection of body and mind, human and divine, a microcosm which is the reflection of the entire cosmos.

The exhibition is enriched and completed by an additional corpus of works, 27 precious sheets from several collections in Italy and abroad – la Biblioteca Reale di Torino, gli Uffizi di Firenze, la Galleria Nazionale di Parma, the Crown Collections of Windsor Castle, the British Museum, the Musée du Louvre, the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford.

 

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