Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Leonardo in Atlanta

The High Museum in Atlanta will kick off an exhibit next week that focuses on sketches by Leonardo da Vinci.

The exhibit, called "Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius" seeks to understand Leonardo's impact on Renaissance art, and will feature 50 works of art, including sketches and studies by Leonardo, some of which will be on view in the U.S. for the first time.

The drawings are ones Leonardo created for sculptural projects, most of which were never realized.

As the High says on its Web site, the exhibit will explore "his interactions with other Renaissance sculptors," including Andrea del Verrocchio, whose work you can see above.

The exhibit seeks to "shed new light on Leonardo's seminal role in the development of Renaissance sculpture and the work of artists who followed him."

There's a free preview day for the general public on Monday.

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