From 15 April 2015, the city of Milan will open the doors to the Renaissance Man, Leonardo Da Vinci who coincidentally was born on 15 April 1452. This is the largest exhibition dedicated to Leonardo ever designed in Italy.
The exhibition, held at Palazzo Reale, presents a vision of Leonardo as an artist and scientist through drawing, painting, sculpture, mechanical automation and the many projects that moved humanity further forward along its path to greater knowledge.
Considering the Universal Genius, a man whose curiosity was endless, painter, sculptor, scientist, engineer, mathematician, inventor, anatomist, architect and writer. One of the most multi-talented people – if not the most – who ever lived.
His creativity, flair, curiosity, talent and wisdom have made sure Leonardo became a renowned painter, and among his works I am obligated to cite the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. The drawing of the Vitruvian Man is iconic and recognised around the world, emphasising his thorough preparation in the arts and the sciences, in this case the anatomical. Furthermore, his scientific competence in civil engineering, optics and hydrodynamics was remarkable.
Leonardo teaches that the life of a man should be rich in time devoted to acting creatively and constructively. He was convinced that thinking should always be accompanied by material experiences, experiments and research.
For this reason I wish to conclude with an important quote by Leonardo himself:
“WISDOM IS THE DAUGHTER OF EXPERIENCE.”
To visit the Exhibition website, please click here.