Léonard de Vinci

On the occasion of 500 years of Leonardo da Vinci’s death in France, the Louvre Museum is organizing an exceptional retrospective dedicated to his entire career as a painter.

The exhibition intends to show how much Leonardo placed painting above all activity, and the way in which his investigation of the world (he called it “science of painting”), was the instrument of an art, of which the ambition was none other than to give life to his pictures.

Around its own collection of 5 paintings, the largest in the world (The Mona Lisa will however remain exposed in the course of permanent collections) and its 22 drawings, the Louvre brings together nearly 140 works (paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculptures, objects of art) from the most prestigious European and American institutions: the Royal Collection, the British Museum, the National Gallery of London, the Vatican Art Gallery, the Ambrosian Library of Milan, the Galleria Nazionale of Parma, the Galleries of the Accademia di Venezia , the Metropolitan Museum of New York or the Institut de France.

October 24, 2019 – February 20, 2020


rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris