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Curated by: Veronica Ferretti, Oreste Ruggiero

The show

The frescoed room on the ground floor of the Leo-Lev Exhibition Center is the setting for the exhibition AURELIO AMENDOLA & ORESTE RUGGIERO, Citt à & Nodi di Leonardo , curated by Veronica Ferretti and Oreste Ruggiero.


Among the most elegant and productive photographers of our time, known internationally for his shots of the works of Giovanni Pisano, Michelangelo, Donatello and for his portraits of the masters of the twentieth century including Giorgio De Chirico, Alberto Burri, Marino Marini, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Aurelio Amendola exhibits for the first time in Vinci with a four-handed tribute to the great Renaissance master: Leonardo da Vinci. In the exhibition presented by the Leo-Lev Exhibition Center, in Piazza Carlo Pedretti, the photographic work of Aurelio Amendola meets the art of Oreste Ruggiero giving life to a unique opportunity: the collaboration between two contemporary artists who talk about Leonardo da Vinci.


City & Leonardo's Nodes - an exhibition enriched by a precious interview with the authors commented by the art historian and journalist Veronica Ferretti - proposes six large photographs by Aurelio Amendola, which represent important cities in Leonardo's life: Vinci, Pistoia, Florence, Pisa, Milan , Amboise.

The original shots of the Pistoian photographer will be accompanied by the works of Ruggiero who has elaborated in an artistic key the knots of Leonardo, symbol of the Da Vinci Academy in Milan. The two artists present a fusion between the photographs of Leonardo's six cities with the nodes of the Academy, as if those places were filtered by the complex trend of the graphic virtuosities invented by Maestro Vinciano, cloaked in mysterious symbolism, which at the time assumed a aesthetic and symbolic value of great importance.


It is an exceptional event in which Amendola combines his art as a photographer with that of Ruggiero who uses transparent or reflective materials (such as Plexiglas crystal and steel) in his works, transmitting high expressive contents to the observer.

City & Leonardo's Nodes intends to be a sort of tale of Leonardo's places, read by Aurelio Amendola's masterful interpretation and seen through the complex, but at the same time ordered and infinite, interweaving of his famous knots, like a cosmic truth at which Leonardo has constantly aimed .

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Piazza Pedretti, 1
50059 Vinci


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