"And so [to be able to know] it is necessary to draw and describe" Leonardo da Vinci, f. K/P 144v
Following the first edition of the exhibition "Leonardo. Anatomy of Drawings", organized in 2019 at the Palazzo Poggi Museum in Bologna and at the Leonardo Museum in Vinci in 2020, the exhibition returns in a [reloaded] version .
In this new version, the exhibition is organized in such a way as to make the creative processes and production methods of Leonardo's graphic work more understandable, through the reproduction and digital processing in 3D of the drawings themselves, to bring the visitor closer to Leonardo's drawing method.
The main tool used in the exhibition is the ISLe (InSight Leonardo) application, a digital communicative artifact developed to replace, investigate, describe and communicate Leonardo's drawings, their methods of representation and their contents, accurately reproducing their form, characters and appearance.
Five of Leonardo's masterpieces are on display through IsLe:
- Landscape, 1473, Florence, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe delle Gallerie degli Uffizi
- Architectural scenery and brawl of knights (prospective study for the Adoration of the Magi), about 1481, Florence, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe delle Gallerie degli Uffizi
- Study of the proportions of the human body called Vitruvian Man, about 1490, Venice, Gallerie dell'Accademia
- Fortress with square plan, with very high defensive structures and concentric bodies, angular towers and grandiose outer ravelin, approximately 1507, Milan, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
- Two mortars launching explosive balls, approximately 1485, Milan, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
In the exhibition [reloaded] version, special attention is given to the preparatory drawing for the architectural background of the painting of the Adoration of the Magi in the Gallerie degli Uffizi, of which a full-scale reproduction is exhibited accompanied by the reproduction of the 1:3 reflectography made by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence, on the occasion of the recent restoration of the panel.
The itinerary is enriched by a section on the tools Leonardo used to draw.
Finally, a didactic table challenges the visitor who, before leaving the exhibition, can stop and "draw like Leonardo".