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Leonardo da Vinci: Visions. Technological challenges of the Universal Genius

This exhibition features some of Da Vinci’s most ambitious projects, which are typical of his inclination to put his creative talent to the test of highly complex subjects. A dream of man since the earliest times, the flight takes shape in his studies and the machines he devised. Leonardo also measured his ingenuity against the idea of giving motion to inanimate objects. The self-propelling wagon and the mechanical lion bear meaningful witness to the tremendous innovative outcomes Leonardo achieved. Finally, the project for the giant bronze equestrian monument in memory of Francesco Sforza is another evidence of the exceptional intelligence and tenacity with whom Leonardo faced the boldest technological and artistic challenges. Visions is a selection of the exhibitions Renaissance Engineers (1995), Leonardo’s Automobile (2004) and The Mind of Leonardo (2006), which were conceived by the Museo Galileo in Florence and hosted at most prestigious venues in Italy and the world.

 

Exhibition Dates

14.05.2017 - 15.10.2017
Montepulciano (SI), Fortezza Medicea and Poggiofanti Gardens