Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre
For the 500-year anniversary of the demise of Leonardo da Vinci the Louvre is exhibiting a temporary collection. It holds permanently the largest collection in the world of da Vinci’s paintings, as well as 22 drawings as Da Vinci's final days were in France.
In this exciting collection, the core works include : The Virgin of the Rocks, La Belle Ferronnière, the Mona Lisa (which will remain in the gallery where it is normally displayed), the Saint John the Baptist, and the Saint Anne. This is alongside a wide array of drawings as well as a small but significant series of paintings and sculptures from the master’s circle.
This retrospective focuses on de Vinci's investigation of the world, which he referred to as “the science of painting,” ,it has been ten years in the making, including the conservation treatment of some works. The exhibition portrays a man and an artist of extraordinary freedom.
From the 24th October 2019 to the 21st February 2020 at the Louvre