Leonardo da Vinci ” ideal horse ‘, double-sided blood discovery on paper – Libero Quotidiano

Rome, June 10 (Adnkronos) – The Conference: The “Ideal Horse” by Leonardo Da Vinci, organized by Venus Entertainment by Ivan Antonio Giampietro with the participation and collaboration of the Unesco Center of Florence and the International Committee Leonardo da Vinci-Leonardo The Immortal Light . For the occasion, the greatest experts and scholars of the universal talent and genius of “the divine relationship” gathered: Prof. Martin Kemp (who spoke via video recording), Prof. Jean-Charles Pomerol, Dr. Annalisa Di Maria, Dr. Jacques Franck, Dr. Stefano Fortunati, Dr. Silvio Balloni and Dr. Andrea da Montefeltro. During the conference, Annalisa Di Maria presented – in a press preview – a work attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and recently discovered in a French private collection: It is a double-sided song wine on paper, in the format 45.3×27.5 cm and dateable between the end of the 15 and the beginning of the 16th century.

The sanguine drawing, vertical on the front, represents an “ideal horse”, completely drawn on the basis of the proportions of the “golden section” of Vitruvius’ De Architectura, notoriously based on the mathematical relationship between the “golden number” – the sum of beauty and harmony – as Leonardo studied and illustrated in the book Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita and della Divina Proportione by the Tuscan suitor Luca Pacioli, universally recognized as the founder of the accounts. The presence of a rare and mysterious number in the drawing, recently discovered in a private collection, reveals, according to Prof. Jean Charles Pomerol, a perfect and incomparable mastery of mathematics. On the back of the map there is a horizontal and more outlined study – always in Sangvinian – of a horse with the right proportions.

The presentation of the work is also an opportunity to further deepen the analysis of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting technique, the primary influence of neoplatonism in the design of his works as well as the extensive use of scientific tools based on all the creation of Renaissance genius. His undisputed fame already among his contemporaries enabled him to participate in the greatest European courts and to receive, among others, numerous equestrian assignments: this drawing, as it is compiled and erected, could be the study of a sculptural monument and from the point of view From a stylistic point of view, the careful technical processing and the external beauty indicate the technique that Leonardo reached between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century, where through the play of light and shadow and the hatching aimed at the direction of movement , emphasized the impressive musculature and the strong expressiveness of the motif.

For decades, Leonardo da Vinci filled his notebooks with drawings and studies of horses, and despite many of these, it was lost, especially a dissertation such as Giorgio Vasari with Le vite prima and Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo with Treatise de arte de la Painting at the time made to. reference, numerous sketches and drawings have been erected to date, some even larger than the work in question, with the theme “the horse”. But the drawing, recently discovered in the French collection, shows perhaps the most successful example of “ideal horse” among the hitherto known horse subjects: the discovery of this work and its study are therefore of great importance, as they gather the years for Leonardo’s studies. aimed at the search for “perfection”.

In addition to the technique, material, and impressive use of mathematics, scientific analyzes have guided the attribution of this drawing by the master: in particular, the presence of studies underlying the sheet and the annotations attributable to Leonardo’s unique and atypical manuscript. The dating succeeded in addition to the scientific analysis of Carbon 14 – which confirmed chronological compatibility – the diagnostic studies, conducted by the School of Sciences and Technologies at the University of Camerino, dating the sheet to the end of the 15th century, also thanks to the comparison with papers with the same characteristics and especially for a paper found in the archives of the Ginori Lisci family in Florence.

Prof. Martin Kemp intervened and illustrated his research on the Leicester Code and on the Leonardo da Vinci network. Professor Jean Charles Pomerol, on the other hand, spoke of the importance of mathematics in the Renaissance and revealed a discovery about Leonardo’s methodology in the application of the golden number to the drawing of the horse, elaborated solely on this basis. On the occasion of the International Conference, a video was also shown on the symbolic (Platonism) and spiritual (Christianity) study of The Last Supper, which explains, also thanks to the studies of Prof. Raoul Perrot, the identity of the models who was used for the twelve apostles … For the occasion, the sculptor Andrea da Montefeltro was commissioned to create two festive works dedicated to the great Leonardo in sandstone, to be donated to the Italian and French governments, the team’s countries of origin.

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