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closed Beppe Madaudo. The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci

The show

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci , the Loggiato San Bartolomeo hosts "Le Favole di Leonardo da Vinci", by the Palermo artist Beppe Madaudo.

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

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

“I have imagined, written and illustrated many books in my life, but it is in this that“ I wanted to condense, as in a collage, the various formal and stylistic experiences, bringing them 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 arrive with the sound of thunder "(Beppe Madaudo).

Beppe Madaudo: Palermo, 1950. Yellow kid of gold as the best Italian draftsman. His work has been published by Garzanti, Rizzoli, Olivetti, Franco Maria Ricci, Mondadori, Novecento, L'Espresso, Paese Sera, Il Giornale di Sicilia, L'Unione Sarda, RAI. Exhibitions and public and private 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”, interactive virtual museum, Opera Multimedia Milan, which includes a collection of works by 73 of the greatest artists of the 20th century.


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Via Maqueda, 81
90134 Palermo


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Until 31 August 2022

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