Exhibits and Events

Canova and Leonardo da Vinci’s Atlantic Code

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San Gemini
09 November-08 December 2019 
From November 9th to December 8th, on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci decease, the Santa Maria Maddalena Auditorium in San Gemini will host the Multimedia Exhibition “Canova and the Leonardo da Vinci’s Atlantic Code”.

Video projections, holograms and Oculus viewers for the virtual reality will guide visitors to discover the common thread which links the Leonardo’s Atlantic Code and Canova: the codex featured among the works brought back to Italy from the Possagno sculptor during his assignment as a special commissioner to get back the Papal State artistic goods, carried in France by Napoleon with the Tolentino Treaty. It will also be illustrated the connection between Canova and the city of San Gemini, where the artist had some holdings, of which the palace which overlooks the principal square and which from him takes its name. Visitors can discover life and works of the two artists, they can watch the digital version of Leonardo’s inventions, of Antonio Canova’s works and of the Atlantic Code, of which will be available an official facsimile copy provided by Ars Illuminandi.

The exhibition, created by the Cultural Association “A.Canova ‘91” and sponsored by the Municipality of San Gemini, will be open by appointment on Thursday and Friday (10.30 A.M./01.00 P.M. and 04.30 P.M./07.00 P.M.); on Saturday and Sunday (10.30 A.M./01.00 P.M. and 04.30 P.M./07.00 P.M.)


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