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The show

On the occasion of the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Loggiato San Bartolomeo hosts "Le Favole di Leonardo da Vinci", by Beppe Madaudo.

The Fables are metaphors, riddles, dedicated by Leonardo to the man who, in an anthropocentric vision, imposes himself on nature, irreversibly changing its state and harmony. Today, that the revolt of nature is in progress, these fables are above all warnings and, after five hundred years from the death of its author, they prove to be bitterly prophetic: we are like the butterfly that will burn its wings by joking with fire.

The exhibition, which anticipates the release of the book Ink and paper - graphic reflections on Leonardo's fables by Beppe Madaudo - published by Armando Editore - consists of 59 tables with illustrations and texts, with an introduction to Santo Versace, as a reflection on Leonardo's fables. In addition, 13 personal re-interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, made by the artist for the exhibition, will be on display.

"I imagined, wrote and illustrated many books in my life, but it is in this that" I wanted to condense the various formal and stylistic experiences together into a collage, bringing them all together for once, not only ideally, together. I gave ink and color to Leonardo's "voice" with images as fast as lightning and which, I hope, can come with the sound of thunder "(Beppe Madaudo).


Beppe Madaudo: Palermo, 1950. Yellow kid d 'oro as best Italian designer. His work has been published by Garzanti, Rizzoli, Olivetti, Franco Maria Ricci, Mondadori, Novecento, L’Espresso, Paese Sera, Il Giornale di Sicilia, Unione Sarda, RAI. Public and private exhibitions and collections in New York, Takayama, Hamburg, Will, Madrid, Arles, Conegliano Veneto, Rome, Palermo, Lecce, Catania, Prato, Bari, Milan. Sala Madaudo in "Great 20 Century Artist", Virtual Interactive Museum, Opera Multimedia Milan, which includes a collection of works by 73 of the greatest artists of the 20th century.


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