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Leonardo

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Leonardo: the last Vitruvian between art and history

Project

In the third millenium museum’s optics, defined by Umberto Eco as a gradual way that leads to the work’s knowledge only after having recreated its historicalcultural context, two video-animations were executed for the exhibition Leonardo: the vitruvian man between art and science, (Venice, Gallerie dell’Accademia, October 2009-January 2010).

Contents

• The document, analyzes the human body’s geometrical and proportional relations, its precedents and the influences on posthumous documents.

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• The context, sets the cultural milieu that produced the drawing, characterized by discoveries and innovations in various fields (nature’s study and design, redescovery of the ancient, the perspective’s invention, new instruments for numerical calculation, America’s discovery, military art, the town’s body, the press circulation).

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