Leonardo da Vinci, the great master painter and genius of the Renaissance, has been the subject of endless investigations and publications. His famous corpus graphics have been shown in countless exhibitions. It is however surprising that there have been few books or exhibitions on Leonardo’s science, despite his legacy consisting in voluminous books full of detailed descriptions of his experiments and depth analyzes of his discoveries; acting as a pioneer of the main scientists that have later dealt with the scientific method.
The exhibition aims to show that Leonardo’s studies about the botany illustrate the basic characteristics of his scientific thought and his unique synthesis of art and science. The result is the image of Leonardo da Vinci as a systemic and ecological thinker, a scientist and an artist with a profound reverence for life, whose legacy is very relevant for our time. An exhibition not only of images but of stimuli, through the use of diversified media, which allows us to understand the approach to the study of the phenomena that dominate the nature.
Location: Ex Dormitorio, Santa Maria Novella. Piazza della Stazione, Firenze
Date: 13 September 2019 – 15 December 2019
Schedule: Da ottobre a marzo
lun-mart-merc-giov: 9.00 -17.30 / Ven: 11.00 – 17.30
Da aprile a settembre
Lun-mart-merc-giov: 9.00 -19.00 / Ven: 11.00 – 19.30
Sabato e prefestivi religiosi: tutto l’anno escluso luglio e agosto 9.00 – 17.30- luglio/agosto 9.00 – 18.30
Domenica e festività religiose: tutto l’anno escluso luglio e agosto 13.00 – 17.30 – luglio/agosto 12.00 – 18.30
Promoting Organisations: Comune di Firenze – Direzione Cultura e Sport, Servizio Musei e Attività Culturali
Scientific Directors and curator: Fritjof Capra, Stefano Mancuso
Tel: +39 055 2768224 – +39 055 2768558
Credits images: Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/ Mondadori portfolio