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World Venice court temporarily blocks da Vinci loan to Louvre

05:10  09 october  2019
05:10  09 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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MILAN (AP) — An administrative court in Venice has temporarily suspended the loan of Leonardo da Vinci ’s “Vitruvian Man” to the Louvre for an exhibition that is set to open later this month. Tuesday’s decision followed a request by the non-profit group Italia Nostra, which has been protesting the loan

An Italian court has blocked the loan of Leonardo da Vinci 's iconic Vitruvian Man sketch to the Louvre Museum in Paris. The world famous artwork was due to appear later this month in an exhibition which will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. It is part of a batch of works by

MILAN (AP) — An administrative court in Venice decided Tuesday to temporarily suspend the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre in Paris for an exhibition that is set to open later this month.

This Tuesday April 14, 2015 photo made available Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019 shows Leonardo da Vinci's © Provided by The Associated Press This Tuesday April 14, 2015 photo made available Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019 shows Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" during an exhibition in Milan, Italy. An administrative court in Venice has temporarily suspended Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019 the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre for an exhibition that is set to open later this month. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)

The move followed a request by the non-profit group Italia Nostra, which has been protesting the loan of the famed drawing by the Renaissance master from Venice's Accademia Gallery.

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Leonardo da Vinci . A major international exhibition on one of the world's most famous artists. The fifth centenary of the Italian master’s death is therefore a unique opportunity for the Louvre to bring as many as possible of the fourteen to seventeen paintings now attributed to Leonardo, according to

A blockbuster Louvre exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci 's death may The quid pro quo provides for the Louvre to loan works by Leonardo's contemporary, Raphael, to Moscow court reduces sentence for actor jailed over protest. MEPs disqualify two candidates for new

A final decision is set for Oct. 16, just days before the exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death is set to open at the Louvre on Oct. 24.

Italia Nostra, which campaigns for the protection of Italy's cultural treasures, argued that such a "precious and fragile" masterpiece should not leave Italy.

The Culture Ministry called the decision "incomprehensible."

Culture Minister Dario Franceschini signed a memorandum in September securing the loan in exchange for a work by Raphael for an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of his death next year in Rome.

"The Vitruvian Man," Leonardo's famed study of human proportions, is normally kept out of public view in climate-controlled conditions, but was exhibited at the Accademia Gallery from April through July as part of events marking the anniversary of his death.

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In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci sketched out a design for what would have been the world's longest bridge at the time -- 280 meters (918.6 feet). Although the bridge itself was never built, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have tested the design to see if it would work. © Karly Bast/Michelle Xie Leonardo da Vinci sketched a bridge in his notebook (top left) and modern engineers fleshed out the design with a scale model (right). The results of their work were presented last week at the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures conference in Barcelona, Spain, according to a release by the university.

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