Leonardo's Vitruvian Man and his Last Supper in a unique collection

Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice

Italy — Last quarter of the 15th century-16th century

Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice

Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice

Italy — Last quarter of the 15th century-16th century

  1. A compendium of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and his circle from the Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice

  2. 26 original drawings by the master himself and 33 by his students and successors are juxtaposed

  3. They include studies of *The Battle of Anghiari*, *Uomo vitruviano*, *The Last Supper*, and more

Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice

Alternative Titles:
  • I disegni di Leonardo da Vinci e della sua cerchia - Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia
  • Zeichnungen von Leonardo da Vinci und seinem Umkreis - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venedig
Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice – Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia / Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe (Venice, Italy)
Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice – Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia / Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe (Venice, Italy)
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  1. Short Description
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Short Description

The famous Battle of Anghiari, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, The Vitruvian Man, and The Last Supper – all of these famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci were prepared in drawings from the Galleria dell`Accademia in Venice. Therefore, this bundle of original drawings by Leonardo – juxtaposed with a few graphic works by his students and successors – represents an important part of the complete works of the Italian universal genius. The volume offers an inside view of this great artist’s exciting world as a part of the great Leonardo codices!

Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and His Circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice

The great National Edition of the manuscripts and drawings of Leonardo da Vinci realized the ambitious goal of a complete reproduction of the entire graphic and theoretical works of the Italian universal genius. The Florentine printing house Giunti Editore was commissioned with the work by state and academic authorities in the year 1964. A volume of this unbelievable bundle, which has been distributed across the globe, **assembles drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and his circle that are stored in the Galleria dell`Accademia in Venice **.

The Universal Genius in the Circle of his Successors

An important part of the graphic works of Leonardo da Vinci are stored in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe der Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia. These 26 original drawings by the master himself and 33 by his students and successors are juxtaposed in the volume at hand. Ambrogio de Predis, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Francisco Napoletano, Marco da Oggiono, Giampietrino, Agostino da Vaprio, Andrea Solario, Cesare da Sesto, and Francesco Melzi, along with two anonymous copies of anatomical studies and 13 predominantly anonymous sheets by copyists and followers of Leonardo from the 16th-19th centuries.

Studies of Leonardo’s Primary Works

Significant drawings and studies from Leonardo’s impressive body of work are presented here. Therefore, one finds inter alia four studies of The Battle of Anghiari, and two studies each of the Natività, of The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, Ecce homo, and Uomo vitruviano, in addition to three studies of The Last Supper. A few technical designs offer an inside view of Leonardo’s scientific activities. The outstanding quality of the drawings make Leonardo’s aspiration apparent – to copy nature in the most objective and accurate way possible. That he was successful is probably a reason for his exceptional significance for art history!

Codicology

Alternative Titles
I disegni di Leonardo da Vinci e della sua cerchia - Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia
Zeichnungen von Leonardo da Vinci und seinem Umkreis - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venedig
Origin
Italy
Date
Last quarter of the 15th century-16th century
Language
Artist / School

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I disegni di Leonardo da Vinci e della sua cerchia - Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia
Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice – Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia / Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe (Venice, Italy)
Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his circle - Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice – Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia / Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe (Venice, Italy)
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I disegni di Leonardo da Vinci e della sua cerchia - Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Giunti Editore – Florence, 2003
Limited Edition
998
Binding
Half leather-bound box (size 330 x 480 mm) with gold tooling
Commentary
1 volume (220 pages) by Giovanna Nepi Sciré, Annalisa Perissa Torrini and Carlo Pedretti
Language: Italian
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