Everybody knows Leonardo da Vinci, the genius, the talent, the innovator, the spirit of Italian Renaissance.
But what about his mentor? Yes, Leonardo also had a master who was able to inspire in him the will to dare and go beyond the limits of human fantasy. His name was Andrea del Verrocchio, an emblematic artist of the Florentine Renaissance, whose major artworks will be on display at Palazzo Strozzi from 9th March to 14th July 2019.
The exhibition will be undoubtedly a stunning and refined showcase with over 120 artworks including paintings, sculptures and drawings coming from the world’s leading museums and collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence. The exhibition will include for the first time Verrocchio’s celebrated masterpieces together with several artworks of the most famous artists associated with his studio in the second half of the 15th century such as Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino and his most famous pupil, Leonardo da Vinci.
As remarked by the two leading experts in the art of the Quattrocento, Francesco Caglioti and Andrea De Marchi who have curated the exhibition, the spotlight on Verrocchio is a fundamental step in deepening the Italian Renaissance art and exploring the early years of Leonardo da Vinci’s career by providing an overview of the artistic output in Florence from 1460 to 1490, the age of Lorenzo the Magnificent.
The exhibition is promoted and organised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Musei del Bargello in partnership with the National Gallery in Washington DC (which will be hosting the show from 29th September 2019 to 2nd February 2020), with the support of the Comune di Firenze, the Regione Toscana and the Camera di Commercio di Firenze. With a contribution from the Fondazione CR Firenze. Main sponsor: Intesa Sanpaolo.
A unique experience for all art lovers that should not be missed!
VERROCCHIO, MASTER OF LEONARDO
PALAZZO STROZZI, FLORENCE
FROM 9th MARCH TO 14th JULY 2019
For further information please visit the official website