Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre Museum

Oct-24-2019 Feb-24-2020

EXHIBITION/MUSEUM

Louvre Museum

Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre Museum

Oct

24

2019
Feb

24

2020

An exceptional exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci will be presented at the Musée du Louvre in the fall of 2019 from October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020

An exceptional exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci will be presented at the Musée du Louvre in the fall of 2019 from October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020. A unique group of artworks that only the Louvre could bring together, in addition to its outstanding collection of paintings and drawings by the Italian master.
The museum opens four months in advance bookings for the exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci scheduled from the end of October, no purchase of tickets on site is possible and reservations are made on the website www.ticketlouvre.fr.
The year 2019 has a special significance for the Louvre, as it will mark the fifth centenary of the artist’s death at Amboise, in the Loire Valley. When his patron Giuliano de’ Medici died, Leonardo da Vinci left Italy for France at the invitation of the new French king, François I. Probably around November 1516, he arrived at the Château du Clos Lucé, a stone’s throw from the king’s residence at Amboise.
The fifth centenary of the Italian master’s death is therefore a unique opportunity for the Louvre to bring as many as possible of the fourteen to seventeen paintings now attributed to Leonardo, according to specialists, to join the five large paintings in the Paris museum. The exhibition will include a large selection of drawings and a small but significant group of paintings and sculptures that will provide some tangible context.
This international retrospective will present the latest research findings, critical editions of key documents and the results of the latest ysis carried out in laboratories or during recent conservation treatment by the Louvre.
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