Leonardo Da Vinci: The Codex Atlanticus in Depth with Laura Benitti

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Codex Atlanticus in Depth with Laura Benitti


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Leonardo Da Vinci - artist, scientist, inventor, genius - left behind not only masterpieces such as “The Mona Lisa” or “The Last Supper” but also volumes of his own writing, sketches, diagrams and ideas. This seminar will explore the fascinating history of his personal papers and the intrigue that surrounds them. Each collection, or Codex, has an unique origin story but none perhaps as rich as the Codex Atlanticus, now housed at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan.

Upon his death in France in 1519, Leonardo da Vinci bequeathed all of his papers to his pupil, Francesco Melzi. The documents included plans for machines and inventions and notes on his understanding of optics and mathematics as well as artistic sketches. Melzi managed to hold on to most of the papers, but with his death, many of the documents and drawings were stolen or lost, to be reassembled years later in collections such as the Codex Arundel, the Codex Windsor, the Codex Leicester-Hammer and of course, the Codex Atlanticus.

The Codex Atlanticus is undoubtedly the largest of the collections and contains an incredible amount of material related to Leonardo's studies on mechanics, science, mathematics, astronomy, geography, botany, chemistry, anatomy, machines for flying or deep sea exploration, mechanical devices, architectural and urban plans, preliminary sketches for paintings or palaces, fairy tales, shopping lists and more. We will look at a selection from the Codex, going in depth to explore the most fascinating elements, while also telling the incredible story of the journey of the Codex papers, from Leonardo’s hands to the Ambrosiana Museum.

Led by art historian Laura Benitti this seminar is will tell the incredible story of the journey of the Codex Atlanticus an explain how it arrived in Milan. Designed to inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with a richer understanding of Leonardo Da Vinci’s genius by looking up close at his writings and sketches.

Laura was born in Turin, where she studied history of art, but moved to Milan in 2002. Since her graduation, she has accumulated a long experience as an art consultant and registrar in a few museums in Turin, as well as expertise as a local Milan guide. She loves to be both an experienced and friendly local ambassador of Milan and Como area for her travelers.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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