Places of interest12 February 2019

"Leonardo da Vinci - Hidden Treasures": the Turin exhibition 2019 [Photo gallery]

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the decease, promoted worldwide, Palazzo Cavour hosts the most important collection of paintings ever organized in Turin, from February 9th to May 12th 2019.

Detail of Scantily dressed Maddalene,Credit Guida Torino

Detail of Scantily dressed Maddalene,Credit Guida Torino

The exhibition aims to celebrate the universal genius, the undisputed symbol of Italian art and creativity, and unanimously considered the most important among the protagonists of culture, not only of the Renaissance but of all times and of the whole world. The exhibition represents a unique opportunity to admire and understand in an overview the extraordinary complexity of the Genius in the painting of his time.

[Study of a Warrior's Head for the Battle of Anghiari, credit Google Art Project]

The exhibition in the Piedmontese capital will offer visitors the vision of a very important work: the Scantily dressed Magdalene, that the late dean of the Vincentian studies, Carlo Pedretti, had already assigned to the collaboration between Leonardo and the capable pupil Giampietrino. In addition, two significant and famous drawings of Leonardo will be exhibited, which will specifically deal with a study for Testa di vecchio and a fragment for a thought for the lost Battaglia di Anghiari once created by Leonardo in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence.

[Study for Battle of Anghiari]

The artistic legacy of the Florentine genius will be almost completely revised through the skillful brushes of his main followers: Giampietrino, Marco d'Oggiono, Cesare da Sesto, Salaì, Bernardino Luini and others, will tell of a link with Leonardo built on the tissue of a schooling occurred in the shadow of more or less direct knowledge of the latter's greatest masterpieces.

[Study sheet with horses]

You can buy tickets for the "Leonardo da Vinci - Hidden Treasures" exhibition here.

  • Timetable: The exhibition will be open every day, including holidays

From Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Saturday and public holidays from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm

Sunday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

  • Date / s: 9 February 2019 - 12 May 2019

Palazzo Cavour Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 8 - Turin 

  • Price: Tickets from 13.50 €

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Judit Neuberger

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