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Leonardo e Michelangelo

Until Sunday, February 19th 2012 the Capitoline Museums hosts the works and the grafic mastepieces of the two masters of the Italian Renaissance.

"Leonardo and Michelangelo: graphic masterpieces and Roman studies"  is an exhibition of 66 drawings of the two great Italian artists,  from the graphic collections to the works of their Roman artists period. Among the exhibition there will be nine masterpieces by Leonardo, who will document the activities in the field of mechanical inventions, and art of military architecture, hydraulics, and the study of geometry, the flight of birds and flight mechanic. Nine of the most famous drawings by Michelangelo as the famous Nude refers back to the Battle of Cascina, the enigmatic Cleopatra, the Head of Leda (perhaps the most beautiful face in the drawings by Michelangelo).



It will then stay in Rome dedicated to the Leonardo section "Notes on Rome and Roman studies of Leonardo," which deals with various aspects of which have sub-sections: the love for "the Old" 's "Architecture" (in Leonardo studies which touch a subject, the St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, then tackled by Michelangelo in person), the interest in "Mirrors, Optics and Geometry", the attention to "figure Drawing".


Following the path of the exhibition takes the visitor to the section that explores the work of Michelangelo through the sub-sections "Michelangelo: Utopia and practice site" and "Michelangelo anatomist" sheets and a core of Romans on "Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Pauline Chapel. "


Location: Capitoline Museums


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