Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci's legacy

The 500th anniversary of the artist's death last year was commemorated with exhibitions in several Italian cities

A multimedia presentation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper at the Sforza Castle in Milan.
A multimedia presentation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper at the Sforza Castle in Milan. PHOTO: NYTIMES

VINCI (Italy) • In his biography of Leonardo da Vinci, written 30 years after the artist's death in 1519, Italian painter and art historian Giorgio Vasari said da Vinci had "such a power of intellect that whatever he turned his mind to, he made himself master of with ease".

In the 500th anniversary of the artist's death last year, the Musee du Louvre in Paris has undeniably stolen the limelight with its blockbuster exhibition Leonardo Da Vinci.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2020, with the headline 'Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci's legacy'. Subscribe