‘Saint Anne’, Leonardo da Vinci’s last masterpiece

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Léonard de Vinci, La Vierge à l'enfant avec Sainte Anne (avant restauration), département des peintures, musée du Louvre
2007 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

When he died in 1519 Leonardo da Vinci left behind an unfinished painting, an ambitious masterpiece he had spent 20 years working on before death got in the way. Now the recently restored  ‘Virgin and Child with Saint Anne’ will spend this Spring under the same roof as her sibling the ‘Mona Lisa’ for an exhibition that reunites some 135 works and documents. It’s a once in a generation affair and the sketches, preparatory drawings, landscapes and workshop versions - gathered together for the first time since the XVI century - offer a rare opportunity to explore the creative process of this Renaissance genius. Visitors can also assess the huge impact that ‘Saint Anne’ has had on one of the greatest painters in the history of art, from Michelangelo to Odilon Redon and Raphael. 


Event website: http://www.louvre.fr/

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More than most understand can be found in this masterpiece,,from the mind of a true a rare gem of a human being..it is not often that this world is graced by such talent,talent that has a way of overcomming all time.