Antonio Nunziante is an integral part of the Da Vinci exhibition in Lyon. In fact, this painter with particularly rare technical qualities has left “the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci”. To allow the public to understand Leonardo’s difficult technique, Antonio Nunziante has created works that scrupulously respect ancient practices. On poplar wood, with natural pigments in powder, with preparation plaster, with more enamels, with egg yolk as binder, with the use of amber, Antonio Nunziante paints works like Leonardo. It gives visitors a rare tool for understanding the technique employed by Leonardo. “There is a new generation of historians who made discoveries and gave a new interpretation to the work of Leonardo da Vinci.” Explains the art historian Jean-Christophe Hubert, who has already collaborated in other exhibitions, dedicated to the Renaissance master. Twenty-two people worked for four years to set up this exhibition. A hundred sketches derived from the master’s hand have been used for still natural and replicas of inventions. The event presents a total of 200 objects in addition to manuscripts and representations in 3D.
The exhibition focuses on his technical drawings and not on his painted work. These are divided by theme such as aeronautics, measuring instruments, architecture and technology. The event is intended for the general public, even for children. An educational notebook has been tested for schools. The exhibition will be visible in Lyon until January 13, 2019. It will then continue its world tour to fly to Barcelona.
DA VINCI FOR CHILDREN The exhibition will serve as an educational aid through sharing with children and schools, addressing subjects such as art and history, both from a cultural and educational point of view. Some artifacts and machines in the collection can be examined by the visitors themselves, interacting and operating mechanisms.
13 September 2018 – 13 January 2019 La Sucrière – Lyon
Curator: Jean-Christophe HUBERT
Technical coordinator of the exhibition: Vincent Damseaux