The Vitruvian Man by Leonardo, Italy-France agreement: drawing of Da Vinci at the Louvre for eight weeks. Italia Nostra: «It’s unlawful»

The vitruvian Man will go to Paris. Thus ends, green-lighted by the director of the Galleries of the Academy, Giulio Manieri Elia, the controversy revolving around the loan of the drawing by Leonardo da Vinci to the the Louvre, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 500 years from the death of the Italian artist. Or at least so it seems, because the decision to grant the work to the Paris’s museum, in a round of loans that also involves some of the works by Raffaello Sanzio – whose 500 years from his death will be celebrated in 2020 –, rests on a possible appeal by the Italia Nostra association. “The transfer is unlawful,” says Lidia Fersuoch, president of the Venetian section of the non-profit organization.

The agreement for the exhibition of the famous drawing by Da Vinci, sealed in Paris with the signing of the Memorandum of partnership between France and Italy, between the minister of Culture and Tourism Dario Franceschini and his counterpart Franck Riester, foresees that the Vitruvian Man will remain beyond the Alps for eight weeks, and then will return back in the vault of the Galleries of Venice, where it will continue to be preserved in the dark. At the Louvre, which will celebrate Leonardo with an exhibition from October 24 to February 24, there will be some of his works exhibited in Italy, including the fragile pen and ink drawing dating back to 1490. At the Scuderie del Quirinale, in Rome, instead, some works by Raffaello kept in France will arrive.

Continue reading

Powered by Yandex.Translate

Buy the site's staff a coffee or more with PayPal

or Bitcoin

Personal Info

Donation Total: $5

Leave a Reply