2015 – Exhibition Sponsor – Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci - Italian, 1452 – 1519
Medium: Ink on paper. Each double sheet 11 ¾” x 17 5/8” Image Courtesy ©bgC3
January 24 – April 12, 2015
Organized by Phoenix Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and
North Carolina Museum of Art
“The only manuscript by Leonardo in an American collection, the Codex Leicester (pronounced “less-ter”) consists of 18 double-page and doubled-sided sheets (72 pages total), and its presentation at Phoenix Art Museum will be the first time a work by the hand of Leonardo himself will be on view in Arizona.
Included in the exhibition will be carefully selected works of art by a diverse group of artists who shared aspects of Leonardo’s practices, including Leonardo’s Italian Renaissance contemporary Jacopo de’ Barbari, 19th-century painters Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet, photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton, and living artists Kiki Smith, Tony Foster and Bill Viola.” http://www.phxart.org/exhibition/codexleicester