Heavenly Christmas angels will take your breath away. The National Gallery in London, UK stages major art exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan from now through February 5, 2012. It is the most complete display of da Vinci’s rare surviving paintings ever held. Bringing together a wide selection of international loans, it is truly an unprecedented exhibition.
The exhibition features several splendid artworks of angels from the 15th-century Renaissance artist. Before the Christmas rush, these masterpieces are splendid to see at this time of the year, even if just on the National Gallery (London) website. Each painting shows the elegance and graceful figures of Da Vinci’s interpretation of angels.
The show mainly concentrates on the work Da Vinci produced as court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan in the late 1480s and 1490s. Although Leonardo da Vinci (1455-1519) is recognized as the legendary painter, he was also an inventor and scientist. As a consummate draughtsman, his painting surfaces reveal the mystery and power of great art.
In addition, Da Vinci’s famous The Virgin of the Rocks, which was recently restored is part of this exhibition. Hopefully, Christmas cards will be reproduced of the newly restored and celebrated painting.
Enjoy these celestial and musical angels, a truly special exhibition.
Jennifer Roche has authored many articles for secular and Catholic publications including the National Catholic Register, Inside Catholic, Crisis Magazine, the Catholic Herald (London, UK) and written a travelogue on the Maltese Islands called Cat Tails from Malta. She has also contributed to GodSpy, Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) college guide, MeloMag art magazine, Absolute Arts, and the Henry Koerner Review Catalogue. She welcomes your comments!