da Vinci drawings debut in Italy
Milan, Italy will be soon housing an enormous collection of writings and drawings by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. These 24 separate exhibitions will go on public display in September at the Palazzo Marino.
The collection, called The Codex Atlanticus, is home to a large portion of his work, including studies of bird flight to sketches of complex machinery. The name is an allusion to an atlas due to its large size, is currently kept in the city’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana.
The collection contains 1,119 pages in twelve volumes from between 1478 and 1518. Fifty pages are to be featured at each exhibition for three months. Two drawings are featured ahead of time until August 31st; the rest begins on September 10th, with the final exhibition taking place in 2015.