Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Newly Discovered Leonardo da Vinci Portrait on Display at the College of William and Mary

Leonardo da Vinci's self portrait. - Photo: courtesy Muscarelle Museum of Art
A newly discovered self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci which was unearthed five years ago within the Codex on theFlight of Birds, one of only 20 of da Vinci's remaining codices, which includes both text and 18 sketches of birds, is currently on exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The show features over 20 precious drawings in addition to the portrait, including a study for Virgin of the Rocks (1483–1486). Eight works by da Vinci's rival Michelangelo Buonarroti are also on display.

"Leonardo Da Vinci And The Idea Of Beauty" is on display at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary from February 21–April 5, 2015. It will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from  April 15 through June 14, 2015. More at: Art Net & Muscarelle Museum of Art