• Events
  • Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus

    1. Why these exhibitions? 2. Practical information 2.1 Palazzo Vecchio 2.2 The itinerary of “Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari” 2.3 Opening hours 2.4 Admission fees 2.5 Other important information and tips 3. Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari 3.1 Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) Franco Zeffirelli’s funerary ceremony 3.2 Copy of the Battle […]

    Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

    1. Outstanding Universal Value (What does the UNESCO say about the property? Why is it worth your visit?) 2. Practical information For visiting the basilica and cloister For visiting The Last Supper 5x Leonardo ticket 3. The Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie 3.1 Bramante’s tribune 3.2 The choir 3.3 The Chapel of St. Peter […]

    Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci was last modified: November 30th, 2019 by Dong
  • Events
  • Sforza Castle – Leonardo as never seen before

    1. Why visit the exhibition? 2. Practical information 2.1 Opening hours 2.2 Ticket prices 2.3 5x Leonardo ticket 2.4 Other important information and tips 3. Sala della Asse 4. Leonardo between Nature, Art and Science 4.1 Anemone nemorosa (Francesco Melzi) 4.2 Allegory with solar mirror 4.3 Study of an ox’s heart and pulmonary artery & […]

    Sforza Castle – Leonardo as never seen before was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Dong
  • Events
  • Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo

    1. Why this exhibition? 2. Practical information 2.1 Opening hours 2.2 Ticket prices 2.3 Other important information and tips 3. The exhibition 3.1 Verrocchio between Desiderio and Leonardo: the Female Portraits 3.2 Verrocchio between Desiderio and Leonardo: the Ancient Heroes and The David 3.3 Verrocchio and His Followers: the Madonnas, between Sculpture and Painting 3.4 Verrocchio […]

    Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Dong
  • Events
  • Pinacoteca Ambrosiana – Leonardo da Vinci and the secrets of the “Codex Atlanticus”

    The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is one of my favourite art galleries in the world and in fact, this is already my third time visiting it. Each time I could always discover something new. I’ve already dedicated three posts to it because it houses many masterpieces such as The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, the Preparatory Cartoon of […]

    Pinacoteca Ambrosiana – Leonardo da Vinci and the secrets of the “Codex Atlanticus” was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing the Future

    1. Why visit the exhibition? To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death on 2nd May 1519, the Royal Museums of Turin is hosting an exhibition called “Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing the Future” (Leonardo da Vinci. Disegnare il future). As a huge fan of Leonardo, I went to Turin immediately. Here are some reasons why […]

    Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing the Future was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Leonardo da Vinci. The man model of the world

    1. Why visit the exhibition? 2. Practical information 2.1 Opening hours 2.2 Ticket prices 2.3 Other important information 3. Highlights 3.1 The “Vitruvian Man” 3.2 Studies of “The Battle of Anghiari” 1. Why visit the exhibition? To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death on 2nd May 1519, the Gallerie dell’Accademia is hosting an […]

    Leonardo da Vinci. The man model of the world was last modified: May 4th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – Gallerie dell’Accademia

    Following my previous posts about the churches belonging to the Chorus Association and the museums belonging to the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, this post is about, in my opinion, one of the most important art galleries in the world. If you are a fan of the Venetian school, which is represented by Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, […]

    Venice – Gallerie dell’Accademia was last modified: May 5th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci

    As the UNESCO comments: The refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie forms an integral part of this architectural complex, begun in Milan in 1463 and reworked at the end of the 15th century by Bramante. On the north wall is The Last Supper, the unrivalled masterpiece painted between 1495 and 1497 by […]

    Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Temporary Exhibition in Munich Alte Pinakothek – “Florence and Its Painters”

    Sometimes people ask me why I like paintings in particular those of the Old Masters. There are a few reasons. I like the stories they tell; I like the stories behind their creators; and most importantly, I like how the artists tried to establish a connection between their works and the viewers, which won’t change […]

    Temporary Exhibition in Munich Alte Pinakothek – “Florence and Its Painters” was last modified: January 28th, 2019 by Dong