5th Centennial of the Genius da Vinci - Collection
On the occasion of the 5th Centennial of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, known as the Great Genius in Italy, Patrimoni d’Arte paired two low reliefs dedicated to him and two of his works, creating a collection of outstanding value. The low relief portraying the face of Leonardo is paired to one of his most famous manuscripts – the Codex on the Flight of Birds: in the early 1500s, Leonardo focused on the study of flight and the project of building a flying machine. As a matter of fact, one of his most ambitious challenges was to allow men to fly and so he decided to write a treatise on the topic.
The low relief of Leonardo’s profile, surrounded by incisions of his handwriting, comes with a series of six lithographies depicting Leonardo while working on one of his most important works: the aim of the artwork is indeed to put the spotlight on the artist himself, rather than than on his creations.