Leonardo da Vinci was working in France when he died five centuries ago, which is why the Louvre possess almost a third of his known paintings—five of them. To commemorate the fifth centenary of his death, the museum is bringing Leonardo’s other paintings to Paris (well, as many as possible), where they will be supplemented by 22 drawings, plus up-to-the-minute scholarship and laboratory analyses of the master’s precious paintings. —C.J.F.
Other events commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death: “Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence,” National Gallery of Art, Washington (September 15, 2019 – January 12, 2020); “Leonardo da Vinci e il Moto Perpetuo,” Museo Galileo, Florence (October 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020); and “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh (November 22, 2019 – March 15, 2020).
Leonardo da Vinci was featured in the October 12, 2019 issue of Air Mail. Read on