LEONARDO AND WATER
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