Leonardo at Donnaregina
Naples at the top of international art appointments. The Diocesano Museum hosts “Salvator Mundi per Napoli”, an extraordinary exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci
An exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, which puts Naples at the center of the debate about the artist’s genius. Displaying the famous painting “Salvator Mundi” (former collection of the Marquis de Ganay), a masterpiece of the genius and his workshop, and other paintings from his charming atelier, like the Cristo Benedicente, of the monumental complex of San Domenico Maggiore, for the first time presented with an attribution to the painter Girolamo Alibrandi, from Messina.
On display to the public, the panel with the Christ Child of Salai, the young and controversial associate of Leonardo, accompanied by several works of Leonardo's pupils’ painting such as Marco d'Oggiono. The exhibition also features three valuable graphic collections: the Corazza Code (1640), from the National Library of Naples, the Federico II Code, kept in the Humanities Library of the University Federico II, and the ancient and modern text of Naples (1815), drawn up by the Abbot Domenico Romanelli. The exhibition was conceived by Carlo Pedretti, director of the Armand Hammer Center for Leonardo Studies at the University of California (U.C.L.A.), the greatest living expert of da Vinci, and enjoys the scientific organization by Nicola Barbatelli.
Until March 31
>> Monday through Saturday, from 9.30am to 4.30pm; Sunday from 9.30am to 2pm Closed on Tuesday
Complesso Monumentale Donnaregina Museo Diocesano di Napoli, Largo Donnaregina, Naples.