The Leonard da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery in London concentrates on his career as a court painter in Milan, working for the city’s ruler Ludovico Maria Sforza, il Moro (‘the Moor’) in the 1480s and 1490s.
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|Artist||Leonard de Vinci (1452-1519)|
|Publisher||Fonds Mercator / National Gallery|
|Number of pages||320|
|Dimensions||320 x 240|
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Bringing together the largest ever number of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings, it will include international loans never before seen in the UK. Private and institutional lenders have proved exceptionally generous, taking full and proper account of the serious scholarly ambition of this project.
While numerous exhibitions have looked at Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, scientist or draughtsman, this is the first exhibition to be dedicated to his aims and ambitions as a painter.
Leonardo da Vinci’s time in Milan was the making of him – both as an artist and as a public figure. It was in Milan that Leonardo executed his two profoundly different versions of the mysterious 'Virgin of the Rocks', as well as the almost uncannily perfect wall-painting of 'The Last Supper'.