Leonardo da Vinci, technological, scientific and cultural works

The Scuderie del Quirinale on the occasion of the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan and together with the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana dedicate an exhibition to the famous humanist, to the most up-to-date museological and museographical guidelines related to the history of engineering, of thought, of scientific-technological culture.

From the Tuscan formation, to the Milanese stay, up to the late Roman period, the exhibition traces the work of Leonardo on the technological and scientific front and traces the cultural connections with his contemporaries, to offer a finally wide vision of the great figure, often presented as an isolated genius.

The sections of the exhibition explore the great themes faced by Leonardo on the side of technical and humanistic thought: the development of machines for large construction sites, the use of design and perspective as tools of knowledge and representation, the art of war between tradition and innovation, the longing of fantastic machines such as those for flight, the passion for the representation of the machine element as such, the creation of solutions in the fields of work and production, reflection on the ideal city and the study of waterways, the rediscovery of the classical world and a reflection on how, over time, the myth of Leonardo was born and developed.

until June 30, 2019

Via XXIV Maggio 16, 00187 ROME

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