Art, innovation, forward thinking and a phenomenal legacy is what the great artists of the Renaissance have gifted to humanity. From Italy to the rest of the world. Now, the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City will have the honor of exhibiting some of the most representative works of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Leonardo Da Vinci, the “archetypal Renaissance man” and Michelangelo Buonarroti, the creator of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, are widely hailed as the most important artists and the turning point for the Italian Renaissance.
“They are two artists, not only among the best known, but who also made an absolutely unrepeatable mark on an art period and on the history of culture, which is the Renaissance,” said Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, president of the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Mexico (Conaculta), to Televisa. “I believe that both are the highest points of the Renaissance.”
For the first time in Mexico, thirty pieces of original work of Michelangelo, including the “David”, “Cristo Giustiniani”, and sketches of the Sistine Chapel are going to be presented during the exhibition “Miguel Ángel Buonarroti: Un Artista entre Dos Mundos” (lit. “Michelangelo Buonarroti: An Artist between Two Worlds”). Open from June 26 to September 27.
Likewise, “Leonardo Da Vinci y la Idea de la Belleza” (lit. “Leonardo Da Vinci and the idea of Beauty”), will be the artist’s first exhibition in Mexico in 35 years ago and will feature 11 works, including the complete 18 pages of the “Codex on the Flight of Birds”, which is considered to be the first scientific document on the study on flight. This exhibit will be open from June 26 to August 23.
If you live in or will be visiting Mexico City during those dates, we encourage you to visit this unprecedented double exhibition of such magnificent historical talent in Mexico.