Leonardo and the Litta Madonna at Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan
From 7 November through 10 February 2020, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan presents the exhibition “Leonardo e la Madonna Litta” (Leonardo and the Litta Madonna).
Leonardo da Vinci, Madonna Litta, State Hermitage Museum, detail
The Madonna Litta, one of the most famous masterpieces of the State Hermitage Museum return to Milan, almost 30 years since its last appearance in Italy.
The exhibition, curated by Pietro C. Marani and Andrea Di Lorenzo, is part of the national celebrations for the 5th centenary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s passing, promoted and supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture and by the territorial committee for Milan and Lombardy.
The show is also included in the Milano Leonardo500 program of events promoted by the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Milan.
Alongside the Litta Madonna, visitors will be able to admire a series of carefully selected artworks (20 paintings and drawings from both public and private collections) created by Leonardo and his closest pupils – such as Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Marco d’Oggiono, the yet mysterious Maestro della Pala Sforzesca, and Francesco Napoletano – during the last two decades of the 15th century, which the Italian genius spent living and working in Milan at the court of Ludovico Sforza.
This event takes place thanks to the support offered by Bracco Foundation, Main Partner, flanked by the Regional Government of Lombardy and the Municipality of Milan.
Leonardo da Vinci, Madonna Litta, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Painter of Leonardo’s circle, Head of woman, The Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Marco d’Oggiono, Busto di Cristo bambino, Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan.
Leonardo and the Litta Madonna
7 November 2019 / 10 February 2020
Museo Poldi Pezzoli – via Manzoni, 12, Milano
From Wednesday to Monday from 10 am to 6 pm.
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