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After Leonardo. Francesco Salviati and drawing in the sixteenth century Florence

31.10.2020 - 16.02.2020

The heritage of Leonardo

Francesco Salviati - Allegory of the Arno - detail

Francesco Salviati - Allegory of the Arno - detail

Leonardo's death marked the beginning of the historical period known as "Mannerism". The creativity and technical ability of the Tuscan master were inherited by the most important artists of the Florentine sixteenth century, who knew how to develop the art of drawing, making it an instrument of social self-promotion. Francesco de' Rossi, known as Il Salviati, was certainly one of the most famous, and in 1544, commissioned by Cosimo I de Medici, he painted the Sala delle Udienze (Audience Hall) of Palazzo Vecchio with the Stories of Furio Camillo. A cycle whose iconographic complexity is proven by many preparatory drawings, including the one for the Allegory of the Arno, which recently became part of the collections of the Accorsi-Ometto Museum in Turin and which on the occasion of Leonardo's celebrations in 2019 will be displayed to the public.

Useful information

Piedmont - Turin - Accorsi Ometto Foundation 

www.fondazioneaccorsi-ometto.it