Getty Museum opens Leonardo Da Vinici’s Art of Sculpture
Opening this week at the Getty Museum, March 23rd, Leonardo Da Vinici
and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention. Leonardo was a
master of all trades as an inventor and innovator, however this special
exhibition features highlights of sculptures that were never completed.
Through equestrian monument drawing plans and engineering theoretics, to
ink sketches of mechanical designs, the exhibition presents a layout of
Leonardo’s underlying design fragments and thought processes. As
majority of his sculptures are forever lost or never realized, the
exhibition presents sculptures from some of Leonardo’s collaborators,
such as Giovan Francesco Rustici and Donatello.
“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. The exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum.”