The coronavirus won’t stop culture and art. The Leo Leo Exhibition Centre in Vinci, the National Association of the Distinguished Service to the Republic of Italy (ANCRI), the Association of Pisa Friends of Museums and Monuments and the O.R.A.D. Publishing House pay tribute to Leonardo da Vinci, even if only virtually, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death.
Morning of the 16th March, a large group of members of the ANCRI led by President Tommaso Bove and the Association of Pisa Friends of Museums and Monuments, led by its President Mrs. Piera Orvietani, would meet in Vinci at the Exhibition Centre Leo-Lev, to visit the exhibition created by architect Oreste Ruggiero, President of the Artistic Activity Centre Leo-Lev , If he was the Angel Leonardo .
The Leo-Lev Centre is an exhibition and multifunctional space in the heart of the municipality of Vinci, housing at this moment a polychrome terracotta sculpture of the Archangel of the Annunciation from San Gennaro, Lucca, attributed to the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci, restored by the Florentine laboratory Opificio delle Pietre Dure and Skyline – City of Leonardo, works created by Oreste Ruggiero and dedicated to the places that accompanied the genius of Vinci’s life.
The architect and maestro Oreste Ruggiero, having shared with Prefect Francesco Tagliente the feelings and the need to improve the historic buildings housing the police headquarters and the prefecture, created the work Firenze Skyline on the wall of the conference room of the police headquarters in the historic Palazzo Bonifacio; Rome Skyline in the conference room on the ground floor of Palazzo San Vitale, headquarters of the Roman police headquarters and, with the participation of the Association of Pisa Friends of Museums and Monuments, created Pisa Skyline in Palazzo Medici, building of the Prefecture of Pisa.
Three works of extraordinary artistic and architectural beauty, so much so that a sketch of Rome Skyline was presented to Pope Benedict XVI during a special audience intended for the administrative building of the Roman police.
To celebrate, Oreste Ruggiero and Prefect Tagliante have produced a catalogue guide to the exhibition entitled Skyline & Coincidenze (with Leonardo cities).