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Tunis: The “Atlantic Code” Exhibition by Corrado Veneziano

The pictorial work with which Corrado Veneziano reinvented the Atlantic Code by Leonardo da Vinci, the largest collection of drawings and writings of the Italian genius, arrives in Tunis, guest of the Italian Cultural Institute. The exhibition celebrates the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death. After the inauguration in Amboise and after the exhibition at the Astronomical Observatory of Florence and the National Museum of Matera, the canvases of the “Leonardo Atlantico” by Veneziano have “emigrated”, for the first time outside of Europe. Veneziano’s work consists of thirty paintings (all oil-based) that hold together some phrases, which at times overlap (often from right to left, in Leonardo’s way), and a series of images drawn by Leonardo in his famous “Codex Atlanticus”. Words and drawings, sentences and sketches are evoked, reclaimed, extrapolated from Leonardo’s pages.

The drawings include wheels, wings, arches and artillery guns; and then personal notes, mathematical and alchemical calculations. And all this on the blue carpet against a background painting by Corrado Veneziano, turns into metaphysical objects. All the images and words that have been drawn bear witness to the continuous work of man on earth; persistence and strength in searching and pursuing perfection; the drive towards overcoming barriers between technique, science and art. The exhibition will remain open until November 10th.
Istituto Italiano cultura Tunisi