Until January 2019, one of the most famous museums in the world, the Uffizi Gallery, will display the Codex Leicester book. The Codex Leicester contains studies Leonardo da Vinci did on a variety of topics, and will be displayed to honor the 500th anniversary of his death. From water studies to the history of our planet and deep studies on scientific theories, this book is a glimpse into the genius of one of the greatest thinkers of all time.
This is the second time the Codex Leicester will visit Florence. In 1982, the codex was wildly popular with over 400,000 visitors coming to see the book over the course of three months. This time around, thanks to the Codescope, visitors will be able to turn the pages of the codex on digital screens and given the opportunity to dive even deeper into the details of the drawings and writing on the pages, created by the master’s own hands. Using the Codescope is the closest you can get to physically holding the codex in hand and perusing the pages. The scientific advances in play at this exhibit are in themselves an homage to one of the greatest minds of all time- da Vinci himself!
Additional works by da Vinci will be on display with the Codex, some coming from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana di Milano, the British Library, the Biblioteca Reale di Torino and the Vatican libraries. This event is a potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to benefit from modern technology and delve into da Vinci’s ingenuity at your own pace with the Codescope. — Danielle Abbazia
Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester: Water as a Microscope of Nature
Through January 20, 2019
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m.
Admission: 12€ for entrance into the Uffizi Gallery
Photo by Ryan Baumann on Flickr