Water as Microscope of Nature. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester

The exhibition focuses on water, an element that intrigues Leonardo. He acutely investigated on its elementary structure, in order to exploit its energy and control its often disastrous effects. The Codex Leicester—compiled to a large extent in Florence between 1504 and 1508—contains pioneering studies on the water and other issues, in particular on the Moon and the history of the Earth. On display also the Codex on the Flight of Birds and many other masterly drawings that Leonardo made in those years, as well as precious manuscripts and incunabola containing texts that he used to compile the Codex Leicester.

Exhibition Dates

30.10.2018 – 20.01.2019 Florence, Uffizi, Aula Magliabechiana