Grand Retrospectivein the Louvre, dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci promises to be the apotheosis of world artistic life. Before his death in 1519, the Italian genius of the Renaissance served as court painter to the French king Francis I, and as a result, the Louvre owns almost a third of his paintings. Now the museum collects as many works attributed to the Florentine, as well as his notebooks.
These notebooks promise to be one of the most interesting exhibits at the exhibition. Among them is the Atlantic Codex, containing drawings and notes created between 1478 and 1518, which reveal Leonardo as a magician of mechanics.