Leonardo da Vinci

LEONARDO DA VINCI. THE HUMAN BEING AS A BLUE-PRINT FOR THE COSMOS

The Gallerie dell'Accademia celebrates the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (1519-2019) with an exhibition entitled Leonardo da Vinci. Luomo modello del mondo, open to the public from 17 April to 14 July 2019. The museum’s collection includes 25 autograph sheets with manuscripts and drawings by Leonardo, offering a unique overview of his projects and documenting his scientific research on subjects spanning from the proportions of the human body to physics, optics, mechanics, and weapon design, as well as a few preparatory drawings for paintings such as the famous Battle of Anghiari and Virgin and Child with Saint Anne.
The most prominent drawing is certainly the Uomo Vitruviano, or Vitruvian Man, which has come to symbolise the classical perfection of body and mind, a human-scale microcosm mirroring the entire universe.
Through Leonardo’s drawings, as well as those by his pupils and followers, the exhibition retraces the key stages of the polymath’s life, starting from two early sketches on the theme of an adoration of the shepherds and encompassing the splendid Three Dancing Female Figures which was completed during his time in France; that is, the years prior to his death in Amboise on 2 May 1519.
A special section of the exhibition is dedicated to Leonardo’s studies on proportions and anatomy. This section focuses on the Vitruvian Man, displaying the work alongside extremely valuable sheets from Windsor as well as pages from the Codex Huygens, on special loan from the Morgan Library in New York City.
A striking journey through Leonardo’s life and work, the exhibition displays over 70 works, including 35 drawings by Leonardo himself.

Promoter:

Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia in a collaboration with Associazione Metamorfosi, Rome, Italy

Location:

Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia, Campo della Carità 1050, 30123 Venice, Italy

Dates:

17 April to 14 July 2019

Opening hours:

Monday: 8.15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday to Sunday: 8.15 a.m. to 7.15 p.m.

Admission Information:

Tickets: €15.00 (€12.00 + €3.00 for the temporary exhibition)

Visitors aged 18–25: €3.50 (€2.00 + €1.50 for the temporary exhibition) 

Information on concessionary rates and free admission

 

Curators:

Annalisa Perissa Torrini and Valeria Poletto

Exhibition Catalogue:

Annalisa Perissa Torrini

 

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This exhibition is part of the initiatives coordinated by the National Committee for the Celebrations of the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s Death.

Explore the full calendar of events: www.leonardocinquecento.it

 

Discover all of the events on the occasion of the Leonardo da Vinci. L’uomo modello del mondo exhibition.

FREE GUIDED TOURS

GUIDED TOURS FOR SCHOOLS

LABS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

 

Press kit: 

Cartella Stampa – Leonardo da Vinci. L'uomo modello del mondo.pdf

 

Openings during the Christmas holidays 2022-2023

In view of the forthcoming Christmas festivities 2022/2023 we would like to inform our visitors that the Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia will observe the following opening schedule: 


From Saturday 24 December 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2023 the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice will follow the usual opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15 a.m. to 7.15 p.m. and Mondays from 8.15 a.m. to 2 p.m., except for:

-Sunday 25 December 2022, the museum will be closed.

-Sunday 1 January 2023, on the occasion of the "Sunday at the Museum" initiative, the museum will exceptionally remain open with the following opening hours 10.00am-7.00pm, with free admission.

 

We would like to remind you that the ticket office always stops serving the public one hour before closing time.

 

Click here for more information on the usual opening hours and access modalities

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Saturday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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For more informations and to book your place (compulsory): [email protected] – +39 391 413 7893