Posts Tagged ‘Codex’

Fantastic Leonardo da Vinci Show at the Legion of Honor Museum

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Unlike last year’s “dreary” and “overpriced” Leonardo show at the Metreon, the Legion of Honor‘s new Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings From the Biblioteca Reale in Turin exhibit is the real deal.

Read this thumbnail sketch and this short review.

Leonardo’s drawing of a typical man (who looks a lot like actor Bill Murray) is on the other side of this piece so it appears like a ghostly image. The custom-built “pylons” at the Legion allow visitors to see both sides of one piece of paper. Leo liked to doodle on the backs of his sketches, you know.   

Here it is, straight out of Turin, something Bill Gates hasn’t yet purchased – the Codex on the Flight of Birds:

Exhibition Dates: November 15, 2008–January 4, 2009

Curator: James Ganz

More details after the jump.

da Vinci Coda: See you there!