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Leonardo's anatomical drawing


An exhibition recounts the working method of the Genius at the time of the Salvator Mundi

What was the Genius's working method and how was the business conducted in his workshop while he was painting the Salvator Mundi, in the first two decades of the 16th century?

This is told by the exhibition "Il disegno anatomico di Leonardo al tempo del Salvator Mundi" (Leonardo's Anatomical Drawing at the Time of the Salvator Mundi) at the Leonardo Museum in Vinci, which will open Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at the Leonardo Library in Vinci.

Protagonists of the exhibition, open until September 23, are two anatomical drawings.

They are Leonardo da Vinci's "Miologia di arti inferiori, tre gambe" (Myology of Lower Limbs, Three Legs) in red chalk, datable between 1506 and 1508, and Leonardo and workshop's "Studio di una figuretta e di mezzo busto maschili e studio di gambe" (Study of a Male Small Figure and Half-Bust and Study of Legs) in pen, brown ink and traces of charcoal on paper, datable between 1510 and 1513.

Accompanying visitors in the universe of the Genius' atelier are then a series of multimedia installations, the touch tables made with ISL technology and developed by the University of Bologna that allow visitors to project themselves within the small and dense Leonardian sheets, to discover what the naked eye cannot observe.

The exhibition will also feature a presentation of drawing tools and a reconstruction of how these drawings were made.

Exhibition curated by Professor Pietro C. Marani of the Milan Polytechnic, among the foremost scholars of Leonardo, with the collaboration of Dr. Roberta Barsanti of the Leonardo Museum and Professor Marco Gaiani of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.