Dolce & Gabbana | Celebrating Italian Excellence With The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci

View the Washington DC exhibition that features the famed Codex Atlanticus

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Free to the public and open through August 20, The Public Library of Washington D.C. is holding an exclusive exhibition Imagining the future. Leonardo da Vinci: in the mind of an Italian genius, featuring Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus, the largest set of writings and drawings by the renowned artist.

As a historic supporter of Italy’s artistic and cultural heritage, Dolce&Gabbana displays their Chiaravalle Watch creation in D.C., alongside the unique curation of one-of-a-kind watches from their Manifattura Italiana and Alta Orologeria collections. The Chiaravalle tower clock is lent to the exhibition by Biblioteca Ambrosiana, and is an intricately designed six-foot-tall reproduction of the Abbey of Chiaravale, built according to the illustrations of Codex Atlanticus. 

The exhibition is presented by Confindustria, an Italian institution that represents manufacturing and service companies in Italy, which has a goal to bring Italian business to an international level. Confindustria is partnered by Dolce&Gabbana, along with the reputable Italian organizations Intesa Sanpaolo, Trenitalia, Pirelli, Dompé, ITA Airways, and 24Ore Cultura, who commemorate the Codex Atlanticus as a symbol of Italian genius and excellence. With the combined efforts of Confindustria and partners, this exhibiton reflects the collective effort to keep the beauty of Italian crafstmanship in every capacity preserved and ever-flourishing.

Photographed by Ralph Alswang
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Dolce & Gabbana, Confindustria, The Public Library of Washington DC, Franchesca Baratta, Art, Codex Atlanticus,