About the Exhibition
Through a selection of graphic works from the collections of the Sforza Castle and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, this small, yet precious exhibition illustrates some successful themes connected with Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions. Three main focuses are presented: the weaving of ropes and knots (a clear reference to the motive painted on the vault of the Sala delle Asse); horses and projects for equestrian monuments; studies of heads and the caricature.
Into more details
The exhibition features 9 precious graphic works created between the 1490s and the end of the XVI century which retrace the impact of Leonardo’s technique and inventions on the artists that came after him. The studies on heads retrace the stylistic research carried out by Leonardo da Vinci for the creation of the faces for the Last Supper, while the features drawings of horses and riders reveal insightful highlights on the preparatory work of one of the most relevant equestrian monuments by the great maestro: the one created for Francesco Sforza.