Skip to comments.What inspired it and why is it worth so much?HARRY MOUNT cracks the code of Leonardo da Vinci's...
Posted on 10/23/2019 5:03:32 PM PDT by RummyChick
For curators of a blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition which is opening today, it's been a nerve-racking few days.
A total of 140 works by the greatest artist who perhaps also possessed the greatest mind in history were being brought together to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death in 1519.
Da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance man. By the time of his death, aged 67, he had become an expert in countless areas: drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, palaeontology and cartography.
And the centrepiece of the Louvre show in Paris was to have been the most famous drawing in the world, da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
The fragile, 530-year-old work was set to be transported from its home in Venice, over the Alps, in a sealed glass box in a climate-controlled lorry accompanied by an armed guard. Then lawyers got involved.
An Italian court halted the loan after a legal challenge from Italia Nostra, a heritage body that declared the drawing was too delicate and would be irreversibly damaged by light for the eight weeks it is on show in Paris. It is usually kept in a darkened vault at the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice.
On Monday, however, a judge rejected a last-minute appeal by Italia Nostra after determining the complaint '[did] not present sufficient evidence' to block the loan.
As Vitruvian Man is set to be seen by the millions expected to flock to the Louvre, HARRY MOUNT tells you everything you need to know about the masterpiece.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
“Right, Da Vinci. Where’s he from again?”
And putting it in a lorry is the height of foolishness.
Lol! Ask AOC and watch her scratch her head..
You used to be able to go down in the secret room in the Medici chapel and see the drawings on the wall. I don’t remember much about the security at the time. Now they don’t even let the public go down there
Leonardo da Vinci had become an expert in countless areas: drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, palaeontology and cartography.
See what can be done when there was no tv sets and cell phones and video games?
Thanks, Albion. Much appreciated.
When I was taking my studio art classes for art history, that picture of da Vinci was the one I copied in silver point.
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Posted on 10/24/2019 1:23:34 PM PDT by Swordmaker
...the checkout clerk at Dollar Tree just called for a price check...
He looks Jewish
Are you really buying in to the name “Harry Mount.?”
I’ll start using Herb Farmer again, eh
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