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Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention (Press Release)
Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention
March 23-June 20, 2010
The first display of works by Leonardo da Vinci in Los Angeles in decades, this major international loan exhibition celebrates his achievements and involvement in the art of sculpture. Through original drawings, the exhibition explores his ambitious designs for huge equestrian sculpture projects that were never completed. Important works by artists who inspired Leonardo-and were inspired by him-are also on view. These include Donatello’s marble Bearded Prophet and three larger-than-life-size bronze figures by Leonardo’s collaborator Giovan Francesco Rustici, all recently restored in Florence and never before seen outside Italy. The exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum.