The central role of the Brera Academy in the nineteenth-century diffusion of the material and intellectual inheritance of Leonardo da Vinci is particularly significant thanks to the figure of Giuseppe Bossi, secretary of the Academy from 1801 to 1807 and reformer of the Academy itself with the statute of 1803. The studies and planned activities aim to take stock of the events of this period, highlighting how since then the figure of Leonardo becomes an almost constant reference in the programs and teaching activities over the last two centuries, with periodic reviews up to the present day.
Within this topic, the Academy will be progressing workshop activities for students on the theme of the Self-portrait, a series of conferences with a schedule still in course of definition (spring 2019) and is planning an exhibition for the autumn of 2019 focused on the twin themes of the influence of Leonardo’s legacy in teaching and the role of the Brera Institution in spreading the knowledge of the great Vincian. Drawings, engravins, books and documents of the Academy itself will be on exhibition, and these, in addition to celebrating the centenary, will make an important part of its historical heritage known.
Location: Milano, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Salone Napoleonico and Sala del Teatro (Aula 10)
Date: May 2019 – October 2019
Promoting Organisations: Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera – Milano
Scientific Directors and curator: Omar Galliani, Anna Mariani, Paola Salvi