The Colossus of Leonardo da Vinci: A Virtual Exhibition
Europeana, the European digital library, just launched a new online exhibition, focused on the story and project of Leonardo’s monument to celebrate Francesco Sforza, the founder of the Sforza dynasty in Milan.
|Study for the Francesco Sforza equestrian monument by Leonardo da Vinci, Royal Library, Windsor |
reconstruction of the horse clay model, 2005, by Andrea Bernardoni and
Riccardo Braga, Museo Galileo, Florence |
This enormous statue was never realised but, thanks to original Leonardo notes and drawings preserved in the National Library of Spain, a virtual reconstruction of his casting process is possible.
In this special exhibition recently launched on Europeana, experts from Florence’s Museo Galileo use the artist’s original manuscripts, and new digital reconstructions, to bring Leonardo’s incredible project to life.
Access the virtual exhibition on the Europeana website
Source: Digital Heritage [December 12, 2016]