Leonardo in Emilia

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Leonardo in Emilia

The five hundredth anniversary of the death of the genius with exhibitions and making toast among Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia.

On the 500th anniversary of death, everyone has a different reason to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci,
global genius capable of touching any aspect of art, science and culture with its own curiosity. Destination Tourist Emilia proposes three suggestive programs to retrace the steps of its gigantic personality in the passage in a territory that already in the Renaissance was able to arouse the interest of the artist but also of the man passionate about enology.

CIVIC COLLECTION OF FOSSILI HOSTED AT THE GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM G. CORTESI - CASTELL'ARQUATO
While Leonardo was at work on the equestrian monument of Francesco Sforza, he also had time to learn, study and identify the correct organic origin of the Piacenza Apennine fossils, defined "nichi" in the famous Leicester Code. The collection also includes fin whale fossils found on the gullies. In Val Tidone are also cultivated 700 hectares dedicated to the production of Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, unanimously considered by experts the origins of the wine produced by Leonardo in Milan, in the gardens behind the Borgo delle Grazie. Lodovico il Moro was the donor of the vineyard, which the genius took care during the realization of the "L' Ultima Cena", around 1498, and whom he loved to the point of recovering it after confiscation by the French and even to mention it in the will.The winery of Giovanella Fugazza, also produces the "wine of Leonardo da Vinci" with grapes harvested in Milan in the "vineyard of Leonardo", recovered during the Expo with the replanting of 80 plants of the same Malvasia di Candia Aromatica , which the scientist cultivated in his time.
For info about opening time: Museo Geologico G. Cortesi
Tel: 0523 803215 (reservation needed)
Mail: iatcastellarquato@gmail.com (IAT Castell'Arquato)
Web: www.museogeologico.it

NATIONAL GALLERY OF THE "COMPLESSO DELLA PILOTTA" - PARMA
From 18 May to 12 August 2019
It will be possible to admire "La fortuna della Scapiliata di Leonardo da Vinci" the exceptional exhibition that gathers around 4 masterpieces by Leonardo, works of the highest level of artists such as Gherardo Starnina, Bernardino Luini, Hans Holbein, Tintoretto e Giovanni Lanfranco. The tablet that offers the inspiration for the exhibition, represents, as pointed out by the curators Pietro Marani and Simone Verde, an experiment in the art of the master, which captures with extreme simplicity the essence of femininity, strength and freedom. Of the four sections of the route, the first follows the inaugural passages of a Renaissance pictorial research that will find its maximum expression in Leonardo, while the second, with original paintings and drawings by Leonardo himself or Florentine area,  including the famous "Leda degli Uffizi", deepens the theme of the wild hair.It continues with ancient derivations of the Leonardo theme, with works by Giovanni Agostino da Lodi and Bernardino Luini - author of the Salomé, with a servant who receives the head of Saint John the Baptist from the hangman, to then find a fresco on the figure of the painter and sculptor Gaetano Callani, who hosted the Scapiliata in his collection.
Tickets: full price 10 euros, reduced 2 euros from 18 to 25 years, free for children under 18 years.
Openings: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00. Sunday, 13:00 to 19:00 Closed on Mondays, December 25th and January 1st.
For info: Monumental Complex of the Pilotta di Parma
Tel: 0521 233309
Web: pilotta.beniculturali.it

PANIZZI LIBRARY - REGGIO EMILIA
From 19 October 2019 to 19 January 2020
In the year of the Vincentian celebrations, the Panizzi Library dedicates to the illustrious fellow citizen Giovanni Battista Venturi and to his relationship with the work of genius, the exhibition "Giovanni Battista Venturi e Leonardo". Testimony of the Panizzi Library in the 5th centenary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1519-2019) ". Giovanni Battista Venturi was the first to study in Paris, in 1797, Leonardo's manuscripts requisitioned by the French in Milan.The exhibition is divided into six sections which, through a reasoned journey through manuscripts, correspondence, ancient and modern books, engravings and other iconographic material, propose to offer the visitor a biographical and intellectual profile of Venturi, in particular as a scholar of Leonardo, but also to illustrate the legacy and image of Leonardo himself with handwritten testimonies, printed editions and facsimiles of the artworks, engravings with portraits of the artist, episodes of life, reproductions of drawings and paintings, fake attributions and school works. The experience is completed by an "ideal library" with the authors and works that contributed to determine its formation and an excursus on its critical fortune in the works, editions and testimonies of Italian and Emilian scholars between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.
For info: Biblioteca Panizzi – Reggio Emilia
Tel: 0522 456084
Mail: panizzi@comune.re.it
Web: panizzi.comune.re.it