5th Centennial of the Genius da Vinci - Lithographies portfolio
A collection of six lithographies depicting Leonardo da Vinci while creating some of his greatest masterpieces: the main feature of this portfolio is indeed to highlight the artist in the moment of creation rather than the work of art itself.
In the first lithography, Leonardo is on a scaffolding in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan while working on the famous Last Supper. In the second lithography, Leonardo is working on the equestrian monument for Ludovico Sforza. The third lithography is dedicated to the theme of flight, so dear to Leonardo, and in particular to the debut of the Great Kite flying machine, though the experiment resulted in the machine falling at the feet of Monte Ceceri. In the fourth lithography, Leonardo is illustrating his revolutionary inventions in war engineering to Ludovico Sforza himself. The fifth lithography is dedicated to Leonardo the architect and philosopher, whose insight on the inner balance of nature is at the core of the Vitruvian Man. The last lithography is about Leonardo’s “obscure” activity, as it was described by his contemporaries: his studies on anatomy. In the illustration, Leonardo is focused on his surgical analysis at his lab, in the middle of the night, and away from prying eyes.
- Folder with three pockets containing 6 lithographies
- Each lithography is in an additional pocket with parallel text.
- The front of the folder is decorated with a bronze-glazed resin low relief depicting Leonardo.
- Format: 500 mm x 350 mm (19,6 in x 13,7 in).
- Patrimoni d’Arte engraved stamp.
- Limited edition of 49 portfolios plus 6 ad personam ones with an authentic sanguine proof copy (offered by the artist to Patrimoni d’Arte).