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Exhibition October 5, 2018 − January 6, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci

The Taylor Museum in the Netherlands Harlem decided to outpace the competition and the first to introduce exhibition to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. This greatly simplified the institution of obtaining loans, because it does not own a single work of the Renaissance master. The institute was able to write about thirty of his drawings: half came from the Royal Collection in the UK, and the rest from major museums in Budapest, Vienna, Paris and other cities. The curators focused on the physiognomic studies of Leonardo.

Particularly striking are the three preparatory etudes for the Last Supper, including the portrait of Judah. The Taylor Museum has highlighted the entire hall replica of this world famous fresco. Directly opposite it is a copy of the wonderful version of the Last Supper from the abbey in Tongerlo. This arrangement helps shed light on what Leonardo tried to convey with his groundbreaking work of art.