The exhibition develops as a thematic path focused on Leonardo’s life, works and places, making use of 2D and 3D technologies to bring the visitor into Leonardo's parallel world. The exhibition builds on the extensive research conducted during 2019. It will present a selection of 350 documents, including some previously unpublished works of outstanding interest. Transcribed and converted to high definition, the documents will be linked to the most significant images of the works of the Florentine genius they tell us about.
The main document in the exhibition is Leonardo's only handwritten signature known to date, written – from left to right – before the notary Antonio De Capitani at the foot of the contract for the painting of the Virgin of the Rocks.
But there will be other important innovations that have come to light from research that has followed the traces of Leonardo's works for five centuries of history (from the late 15th century to the mid-20th).
Curator: Giovanni Battista Sannazzaro
Co-curator: Michela Palazzo
Archivio di Stato di Milano
Palazzo del Senato, via Senato 10 (MILAN)
Visits by appointment: from Monday to Thursday 10 am-6 pm; Friday 10 am-2 pm
Visits without appointment: Friday 2 pm-7 pm; Saturday 10 am-7 pm
Last admission: half an hour before closing time