Leonardo Da Vinci… ends tomorrow at/ termina mañana en el… Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City…Ciudad de México….

What a shame!!! So many people wanted to watch this exhibition and it was not possible for them to come in!!!

The two men are hailed as the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance and the Palace of Fine Arts will be showing some of their more representative works. Many have never before been seen in Latin America.
Da Vinci’s “Codex of the Flight of Birds” will be on display at Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes through Aug. 23.
Mexico City art lovers will have the opportunity to gaze upon little-known works by Renaissance giants Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci beginning June 26.
The Palacio de Bellas Artes in the Historic Center of the Mexican capital plays host to two exhibitions, featuring pieces that have never before been displayed in Latin America: “Michelangelo Buonarroti: An Artist between two Worlds” and “Leonardo Da Vinci and the idea of Beauty.”
The Michelangelo exhibit will be in Mexico through Sept. 27, but the Da Vinci exhibit will only be here through Aug. 23.
“They are two artists, not only among the best known, but who also made an absolutely unrepeatable mark on an art period and on the history of culture, which is the Renaissance,” said Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, president of the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Mexico. “I believe that both are the highest points of the Renaissance.”
The Da Vinci exhibit is the first time in 35 years that works of “the archetypal Renaissance man” will be on display in Mexico. The exhibit features 11 works, including the complete 18 pages of the “Codex of the Flight of Birds” (circa 1505), deemed the first scientific document on the study of flight.
These 18 pages allow viewers to examine early studies of anatomy, physics and aerodynamics.
“I especially like (the codex) because they reveal the tremendous ingenuity of Leonardo,” said Giovanni Saccani, the director of the Biblioteca Reale de Turin, which loaned all the Da Vinci pieces on display.
“We can see Leonardo the architect, Leonardo the engineer, Leonardo the studious observer of nature and even Leonardo the man,” Saccani said at a Mexico City press conference on June 24. “I mean, in the upper right hand corner of one page you can see Leonardo scribbled down a shopping list.”
The codex led Da Vinci to the conclusion that it was possible to design an apparatus that could fly.
The Da Vinci exposition touches upon distinct periods of the artist’s work, from a work believed to be done in conjunction with his mentor, Verocchio, to sketches from his final years.
“Leonardo was a personality that sought to understand the worked,” art historian Adolfo Mantilla, who helped adapt the exhibition from its previous stops in Boston and Virginia, told the AP. “Today we would call him an epistemologist. His project was transversal and provides us a panorama from which we can see the artistic merit of physics, of mechanics, of science. I believe that is the central idea of this exhibit.”
Saccari said this is the first time the items from the Biblioteca Reale have been exhibited in Latin America. Among the sketches is a study for the face of the angel in “The Virgin of the Rocks,” the symbol of the library.
http://www.eldailypost.com/culture/2015/06/michelangelo-da-vinci-united-in-bellas-artes/

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Que pena!!!! Muchas personas querían admirar esta exhibición y no les fue posible entrar!!!

Originales de Da Vinci y Miguel Ángel llegan a Bellas Artes
A partir del 26 de junio se exhibirán el famoso Códice del vuelo de las aves, del genio florentino, y las esculturas Cristo Giustiniani y David-Apollo , del pintor de la Capilla Sixtina; nunca antes sus obras habían sido mostradas en México.
El manuscrito de Leonardo da Vinci considerado uno de los más importantes documentos sobre la aviación del mundo, El códice del vuelo de las aves; así como la escultura Cristo Giustiniani y David-Apollo, de Miguel Ángel; viajan por primera vez al país como parte de dos exposiciones dedicadas a ambos creadores renacentistas.
Se trata de las muestras Miguel Ángel Bounarroti. Un artista entre dos mundos y Leonardo da Vinci y la idea de la belleza, que reúnen 46 piezas originales de estos artistas y 45 obras de creadores cuya influencia viene del arte miguelangelesco.
“Cuando supimos que la exposición de Miguel Ángel estaba en Estados Unidos hicimos las gestiones para traerla. Esta es una de las grandes muestras en territorio nacional”, compartió ayer en conferencia Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, titular del Consejo para la Cultura y las Artes (Conaculta).
Estas exhibiciones cuya inversión fue de 17 millones de pesos cuenta con la curaduría de John T. Spike y adaptación para México de Adolfo Mantilla, en el caso de da Vinci; y de Francesco Buranelli y Luis Javier Cuesta para la de Miguel Ángel.
Entre las obras del creador florentino que se exhiben están desde dibujos que sirvieron para la preparación de las pinturas de la bóveda de la Capilla Sixtina, óleos, correspondencia y esculturas. Los autores que acompañan sus piezas son Leone Leoni, Andrés de la Concha y Rafael Sanzio, entre otros.
“Para la selección de las piezas consideramos a artistas mexicanos de distintas épocas que reflejan la influencia que tuvo este creador, por ejemplo, la obra de Andrés de la Concha, quien trae modelos directamente inspirados en el juicio final de la Capilla Sixtina, o los dibujos arquitectónicos del siglo XVII y XIX”, explicó a La Razón Luis Javier Cuesta.
En el caso del autor de La Gioconda, las piezas provienen de la Biblioteca Real de Turín, de las cuales destaca El retrato de la joven y Estudio para el ángel de “La Virgen de las rocas”, uno de los bocetos más preciados dentro de su obra gráfica.
Algunas de las piezas que se exhibirán por primera ocasión salen de Italia, por ello, su llegada al país “fortalece el diálogo de México con el mundo”, destacó María Cristina García Cepeda, titular del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Ambas exposiciones se inauguran el próximo 26 de junio en el Palacio de Bellas Artes, recinto que prevé ampliar sus horarios en caso de que la demanda de visitantes lo requiera.

http://www.razon.com.mx/spip.php?article265315

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