THE CATHEDRAL IN THE TIME OF LEONARDO

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In order to join the celebration for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano aims to share a fundamental and fascinating moment in its history: when the Tuscan genius committed himself to the working site of the Cathedral.
At the end of the 15th century, the Duomo working site witnessed great projects, huge challenges, artistic and musical experiments, representing a forge of extraordinary ideas in many fields, a sign of the Renaissance fervour, which at that time was widespread across all of Italy. The city’s beating heart, every detail in the Cathedral echoed the tension between a new age which was about to be born and the robust traditional backgrounds.
Indeed, Leonardo spent many years in Milan, capital of the Sforza Duchy, and was concerned with, amongst other things, the then under-construction religious complex. He studied and elaborated some architectural solutions for the Tiburio of the Duomo, even if they never materialised. Documents of this commitment are preserved in the accountancy records in the Veneranda Fabbrica Archive, while some of his sketches and projects are guarded in the Codex Atlanticus and in the Manoscritto Trivulziano 2162.
Following a path featured by the sharing of knowledge, as was usual at that time, he developed relationships with the most important people in the local cultural life, such as Franchino Gaffurio, Master of the Music Chapel of the Duomo and first cantor of the Duchy Chapel, who created the three monumental Codices Gaffurienses, true musical masterpieces of the Renaissance.
To celebrate this important occasion, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo aims to organize different initiatives, able to pay homage to the great artist and inventor and to his multifaceted genius through the many languages of art.

EVENTS

Title: Il Duomo al tempo di Leonardo
Where: Duomo di Milano – Cappella Feriale
When: 6 May 2019, 4.30pm – 7pm
Type: Workshop
Brief description: In order to join the celebration for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano aims to share a fundamental and fascinating moment in its history: when the Tuscan genius committed himself to the working site of the Cathedral. An involving and intense dialogue, comprising tales, images and music, a tribute to the icon of the human and Italian genius. This way it will be possible to underline his relentless efforts in the search for knowledge and to imagine the Duomo in his time. For the occasion, the Politecnico di Milano will present a 3D digital modeling of the Tiburio, created based on the project by Leonardo.
Access: free entrance with reservation
Sponsoring institution: Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
Scientific Director and Curator: Scientific Committee of the Museo del Duomo di Milano
Patronage: Comune di Milano
Partners: Politecnico di Milano, Università IULM di Milano, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Mail: [email protected]
Web: duomomilano.it

Title: Concert of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Where: Duomo di Milano
When: 29 October 2019, 7.30pm
Type: CONCERT
Brief description: During the “Month of Music”, the usual musical meeting presented by the Duomo di Milano to the city, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis will perform a vocal and instrumental music programme, on the basis of the repertoire preserved in the “Gaffurio Codes”, making the Duomo echo with the music Leonardo da Vinci would have listened to in the aisles of the then under-construction Cathedral.
Access: entrance with “Month of Music” tickets
Sponsoring institution: Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
Patronage: Comune di Milano
Partners: Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Mail: [email protected]
Web: duomomilano.it

Title: Il Duomo al tempo di Leonardo
Where: Museo del Duomo di Milano – Sala Gian Galeazzo
When: October 2019 – January 2020 Every day 10am – 6pm Closed on Wednesdays
Last ticket: 5pm. Last entrance: 5.10pm
Access: entrance with Museum tickets
Type: EXHIBITION
Brief description: In order to join the celebration for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano aims to share a fundamental and fascinating moment in its history: when the Tuscan genius committed himself to the working site of the Cathedral. A tribute to the great artist/inventor and to his multifaceted genius through the many languages of art.
Sponsoring institution: Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
Director and curator: Scientific Committee of the Museo del Duomo di Milano
Patronage: Comune di Milano
Mail: [email protected]
Web: duomomilano.it

INFO:

Sponsoring institution: Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
Director and curator: COMITATO SCIENTIFICO DEL MUSEO DEL DUOMO DI MILANO
Mons. Gianantonio Borgonovo, Archpriest of the Duomo e Director of Culture and Conservation Area
Gianfranco Maraniello, art historian and Director of MART – Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
Mario Negri, Professor at IULM – Milano
Massimo Negri, Director of European Museum Academy
Elisa Mantia, art historian
Roberto Ruozi, Professor Emeritus, Università Commerciale “Luigi Bocconi”
In partnership with: Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

 

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  • Event Date: 6 Maggio 2019 - 31 Ottobre 2019
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