Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Head of a Woman, early 1490s. Metalpoint on gray-green prepared paper. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1955.1470)
A very special cinematic presentation
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Purchase tickets online
Leonardo Live, a special tour of The National Gallery of London’s landmark exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, comes to the Clark, captured live in HD. In this 85-minute movie, internationally renowned art historians and broadcasters Tim Marlow and Mariella Frostrup lead the audience through the critically acclaimed exhibition, which brings together the largest number of Leonardo da Vinci’s rare surviving paintings ever assembled in one collection.
Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan (November 9, 2011–February 5, 2012) featured more than 60 paintings and drawings that Leonardo da Vinci created in the 1480s and 1490s while he was the court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan. Among the works highlighted in the film are The Lady With an Ermine, Portrait of a Musician, La Belle Ferronniere, two versions of Virgin of the Rocks, Madonna Litta, St. Jerome in the Wilderness, The Burlington House Cartoon, and Salvator Mundi.
The historic exhibition sold out in London and, due to the fragility of the paintings, cannot tour. Visitors to the National Gallery waited in line for hours and paid more than $600 for the chance to see this exhibition, which has been called “dazzling, mysterious, and disturbing. That there are any paintings to show at all is something of a miracle" (Guardian). The Leonardo Live screening offers an unprecedented opportunity for audiences to experience these rare works. Don’t miss this “breathtaking and truly remarkable exhibition,” “the greatest exhibition of the century” (Telegraph).
$12 ($10 members and students) Purchase tickets online or by calling 413 458 0524.
Click here to view the trailer!