Leonardo da Vinci: L'idea della Bellezza

Sat Mar 31 - Sun Jun 10, 2012 Bunkamura The Museum

Time Out says

The last time Tokyo hosted a high-profile Leonardo da Vinci exhibition back in 2007, art lovers had to content themselves with a single work – albeit a very good one – by the Renaissance artist. The Bunkamura's latest attempt might also be open to charges of spreading itself thin, though you can expect a slightly more generous serving of da Vinci alongside the inevitable contemporaneous work and contextual padding. The main draw is the unfinished 'Head of a Woman' (aka 'La Scapigliata'), which is being displayed in Japan for the first time, along with a version of 'Virgin of the Rocks' that's believed to have been created by da Vinci and one of his apprentices. Meanwhile, pieces including the so-called 'nude Mona Lisa' and 'second Mona Lisa' – thought to have been created by artists within da Vinci's orbit, if not necessarily by the man himself – throw further light on his conceptions of female beauty.


Open Mar 31-Jun 10 Closed Apr 23

Time Daily 10am-7pm (Fri, Sat until 9pm)

Admission Adults ¥1,500, students ¥1,000, junior high/elementary students ¥500

Venue Bunkamura The Museum

Address Bunkamura B1, 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Transport Shibuya station (Yamanote, Ginza lines), Hachiko exit; (Hanzomon line), exit 3A.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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