Leonardo and the Litta Madonna. Milan


Exhibition.
Lighting.
Multimedia.

Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Milan / November 2019 / Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Leonardo and the Litta Madonna. Milan


Exhibition.
Lighting.
Multimedia.

Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Milan / November 2019 / Museo Poldi Pezzoli


By entering into a dialogue with the space, the set up allows the visitor to approach the works, while exploring the architecture of the historical setting. In fact, the history of the place emerges in a strong dialogue with a system of high velaria that give rhythm to the ambiences and which form the display level of the works.

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These latter, supported by light easels, offer themselves up to the visitors by emerging through a surface that is dense yet visibly permeable, which is made impalpable by a succession of transparency and lights. An exhibition system aimed to enhance the historical richness of the rooms, returning a place allowing a reading and absolute concentration around the works at the same time.
The pathway of discovery, which is designed in successive stages and structured around a light, noninvasive set up, plays on a dual layer of interpretation – that of the works and that of the rooms that host them – in order to make the visit a unique, memorable experience.
The succession of the contents defined by the curatorship thereby made it possible to build a pathway of knowledge in which the barycentric position of the Litta Madonna plays the leading role, to which everything refers back.
Starting from Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and continuing by discovering the work of the pupils, the visiting tour culminates in the room hosting the Litta Madonna. The painting is presented in the middle of a veiled backdrop with dark tones. As the absolute protagonist, it is enhanced by a precise lighting and the presence of a pair of preparatory drawings on the side wall.
Immediately afterwards, visitors come to an area dedicated to the works made by Leonardo da Vinci’s pupils, where the exhibition maintains the visual relation with the surroundings in a continuous play of transparencies.
Accompanying the visit on the upper floor a series of videos offers further information on the painting and the attributive issues concerning it. They first retrace the steps taken to recognize the authenticity of the painting and then provide a snapshot of how the work has been enjoyed, this time investigating visitor’s gazes on the painting and their spontaneous reactions through a curious document produced at the time in Saint Petersburg.

Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

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By entering into a dialogue with the space, the set up allows the visitor to approach the works, while exploring the architecture of the historical setting.
In fact, the history of the place emerges in a strong dialogue with a system of high velaria that give rhythm to the ambiences and which form the display level of the works. These latter, supported by light easels, offer themselves up to the visitors by emerging through a surface that is dense yet visibly permeable, which is made impalpable by a succession of transparency and lights. An exhibition system aimed to enhance the historical richness of the rooms, returning a place allowing a reading and absolute concentration around the works at the same time.
The pathway of discovery, which is designed in successive stages and structured around a light, noninvasive set up, plays on a dual layer of interpretation – that of the works and that of the rooms that host them – in order to make the visit a unique, memorable experience.
The succession of the contents defined by the curatorship thereby made it possible to build a pathway of knowledge in which the barycentric position of the Litta Madonna plays the leading role, to which everything refers back.
Starting from Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and continuing by discovering the work of the pupils, the visiting tour culminates in the room hosting the Litta Madonna. The painting is presented in the middle of a veiled backdrop with dark tones. As the absolute protagonist, it is enhanced by a precise lighting and the presence of a pair of preparatory drawings on the side wall.
Immediately afterwards, visitors come to an area dedicated to the works made by Leonardo da Vinci’s pupils, where the exhibition maintains the visual relation with the surroundings in a continuous play of transparencies.
Accompanying the visit on the upper floor a series of videos offers further information on the painting and the attributive issues concerning it. They first retrace the steps taken to recognize the authenticity of the painting and then provide a snapshot of how the work has been enjoyed, this time investigating visitor’s gazes on the painting and their spontaneous reactions through a curious document produced at the time in Saint Petersburg.

Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-02
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-03
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-12
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-09
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-01
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-10
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-08
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-04
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-05
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-11
photo-by-andrea-martiradonna-07

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