As part of the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance, the artist Ravo revisits the work of François-Guillaume Ménageot "La mort de Léonard de Vinci".
Andrea Mattoni, alias RAVO, an Italian artist-engraver of his own accord, began an ambitious project in 2016 to reproduce, in situ and in very large format, masterpieces of classical painting by Caravaggio, Delacroix, Delatour… Depth of colours, power of lines and scale, RAVO’s tribute to the great masters is delightfully modern… The result is amazing.
In order to extend the exhibition “La Mort de Léonard de Vinci: la construction d’un mythe” prepared with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Royal Castle of Amboise asked RAVO to produce 5 large canvases (4.5m X 3m). These will focus on the details of François-Guillaume Ménageot’s monumental painting “La Mort de Léonard de Vinci”, and will be displayed on the walls of the Minimes riding tower from 2 May to 2 September 2019. To honour this commission, the artist will be in residence at the Royal Castle of Amboise for about ten days in April 2019. He will paint in public.
This exhibition is organized with the support of the Ateliers de l’Etoile association.