Andy Warhol, The Last Supper, dettaglio, Collezione Creval
Exhibition | Dal 01/03/2019 al 15/09/2019 | CRIPTA SAN SEPOLCRO
The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | Extended until September 15!
Due to the huge public success, and in order to be able to accommodate the numerous visit requests, the exhibition “Leonardo & Warhol. The Genius Experience” at the Crypt of Santo Sepolcro was EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15. The exhibition, conceived by the MilanoCard Group, is curated by Giuseppe Frangi, co-produced by the Veneranda Pinacoteca and Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Credito Valtellinese Group.
Through immersive projections, the exhibition will guide you in the Milan lived, designed and imagined by Leonardo da Vinci, to end with the live view of The Last Supper by Andy Warhol, the artwork with which the father of Pop Art reinterpreted Leonardo’s masterpiece in 1986.
This touching journey continues through the themes that Leonardo’s visionary mind had anticipated and which marked the history and development of Milan. These include the discovery of water, of the relationship with land and nature and of the technological and architectural innovation that has led to the city of skyscrapers and vertical woods (“Bosco Verticale“) that is Milan nowadays. A unique experience, to be lived in the city where Leonardo invented a new world with his painting, through a capacity for observation that has paved the way to the development of science. An experience that will allow you to immerse yourself in the Milan of music and solidarity, prefigured by the table of the Last Supper, which arrives at the Refectory Ambrosiano, thanks to the unveiling of Warhol’s artwork.
The exhibition could not but be hosted in Milan’s oldest underground Church, defined by Leonardo Da Vinci as the “true centre” of the city, where the Cardo Maximus and the Decumanus Maximus crossed. A role that today the Crypt of Leonard has once again embraced: after the extraordinary success of the Bill Viola exhibition and of the exhibition on the great director Michelangelo Antonioni, here comes “The genius experience”.
We kindly ask those who have booked a visit to the Pinacoteca and or Crypt (both single visitors and groups) to get in touch with our booking office via email to reschedule the visit (when possibile), or get a refund.
The exhibition compares graphical representation methods of two geniuses of the past, through the reproduction of the masterpiece by Guido da Vigevano Anathomia designata per figuras (1345) and Leonardo da Vinci’s revolutionary anatomical visualization by means of a selection from his numerous anatomical drawings.
For Spring 2020 the Class of Latin and Greek studies organizes a cycle of three conferences entitled Intorno a un Codice. In each lecture, a scholar will present a particularly valuable Ambrosian codex, illustrating its features.