Yet another blockbuster exhibition opens in Paris, and it’s going to be huge – the Louvre has been preparing this Leonardo da Vinci retrospective for over ten years!
And for the first time, “to ensure optimal visiting conditions”, you have to buy your ticket in advance…
Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the Louvre has organised a vast exhibition about the man and his work, presented chronologically.
The museum actually has four paintings by da Vinci musée, three of which are brought together for the exhibition (the Mona Lisa is staying in her usual room, which has just reopened after being renovated over ten months). You might be surprised to learn that da Vinci only did twenty paintings during his life, and ten of them are part of the exhibitions.
More a retrospective than a simple exhibition, with over 160 pieces on show (some lent by celebrities like Bill Gates and the Queen of England), you’ll have a comprehensive overview of da Vinci’s career.
Linked with the exhibition, you might be interested by:
— six conferences (like Leonardo da Vinci and his unfinished works, or Leonardo da Vinci, between art and science…),
— showings of three documentaries lasting just under an hour, each looking at a different aspect of da Vinci,
— a virtual reality experience called Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass, allowing you to interact with the world-famous painting,
— and in the neighbouring Jardin des Tuileries, “the gardeners have created different flower bed arrangements evoking the serenity and tenderness that emanate from the artist’s masterpieces.” 😳
A catalogue of the exhibition is also available (480 pages, 380 illustrations, 35€ here at amazon.fr).
The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition is at the Louvre (here) until 24th February 2020
Don’t forget to book your ticket in advance here
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