Vitruvian man, the regional administrative court of Veneto rejected the Italia Nostra’s appeal: the work will fly to Paris

The Louvre will be able to expose the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci. The decision was taken by the administrative Court of Veneto which dismissed the appeal of Italia Nostra against the loan to France. The most famous drawing in the world, from the Academy Gallery of Venice will fly to Paris just in time for the opening of the exhibition that celebrates the Italian genius, scheduled for October 24.

The loan had already been green-lit by the director of the Galleries of the Academy, Giulio Manieri Elia, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 500 years from the death of the inventor, artist and scientist. “The transfer is illegitimate,” had however said Lidia Fersuoch, president of the Venetian section of Italia Nostra. So the association appeal and the first verdict of the regional administrative court of Lazio had suspended the loan to the Paris museum. The stop, however, had not found the support of Mibact (Ministry of Arts and Culture), which had called the suspension an “incomprehensible choice”.

Now it’s all behind us: the Vitruvian Man will go to the Louvre and the minister Franceschini rejoices on Twitter: “Now the big cultural joint Italian-French operation of the two exhibitions on Leonardo at Paris and on Raphael in Rome can begin”.

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