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Thirty-five years af­ter it was first ex­hib­ited at Florence’s Palazzo Vec­chio, Leonardo da Vinci’s

Codex Le­ices­ter is now on show at the Uf­fizi Gallery. It is on loan from its cur­rent owner, Mi­crosoft founder and well-known phi­lan­thropist, Bill Gates. The Codex, which Leonardo cre­ated be­tween 1504 and 1508, is a col­lec­tion of 72 sheets of pa­per fea­tur­ing in­ge­nious an­no­ta­tions and ex­tra­or­di­nary draw­ings about the sub­ject of water. The Codex Le­ices­ter comes to Florence as an ex­traor­di­nar­ily sig­nif­i­cant preview of the ex­hi­bi­tions of Leonardo’s work and life that will take place next year all over the world, to cel­e­brate the 500th an­niver­sary of the death of one of the most im­por­tant and iconic fig­ures in the his­tory of art.

30 Oc­to­ber 2018 – 20 Jan­uary 2019 The Codex Le­ices­ter by Leonardo da Vinci. Water as a Mi­cro­scope of Na­ture

Uf­fizi Gallery-Aula Magli­abechi­ana. Pi­az­zale degli Uf­fizi, 6. www.uf­fizi.it

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