Exhibited for the first time, the Codice Trivulziano of Leonardo da Vinci, in the context of the production of books, manuscripts and prints of Milan during the reign of the Sforza.
The theme of the exhibition is the Codice Trivulziano of Leonardo da Vinci, in the context of the production of books, manuscripts and prints of Milan during the reign of the Sforza. Illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, art objects from the court of Ludovico il Moro accompany the display of the precious manuscript, which together with the Atlantic Codex represents one of the two codices of Leonardo still conserved in the city in which he lived for two decades. The year 2006 is the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s return (in 1506) to the Lombard city, where he was to remain until 1513. The entire sequence of the pages, lists and spectacular drawings (studies for caricatures, for the cathedral of Milan, on military subjects, etc.) will be shown, and is included in the book and the CD-Rom. The exhibition and the catalogue stand out for their great scientific value, combined with an approach that meets the needs of a wide audience. Accessibility is also facilitated by the CD-Rom that comes with the catalogue, with texts in both Italian and English, complete texts of the exhibition catalogue, reproductions of the Codex with the possibility of mirror viewing, highlighting of drypoint drawings, transcriptions, comments and critical contributions, as well as stratigraphy, sources and bibliographic references.