Latchis Arts film explores legacy of Leonardo DaVinci

BRATTLEBORO — Latchis Arts offers an unprecedented look at one of the world's most celebrated artists, Leonardo DaVinci, when the popular Exhibition on Screen series returns with Leonardo: The Works on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at 4 p.m., at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St.

Leonardo: The Works is part of a global celebration marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.

Many films have showcased the genius of Leonardo, but none have ever examined in such detail the most crucial element of all: his art.

Leonardo's peerless paintings are at the core of Leonardo: The Works, which presents every painting attributed to Leonardo, offering unparalleled access for the first time.

Viewers will marvel at masterpieces such as The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de' Benci, Madonaa Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and the Mona Lisa.

The film also looks afresh at Leonardo's life through the prism of his art, threading biography and artistic output together, with the assistance of the world's foremost curators, critics, and historians.

Writer and director Phil Grabsky traveled to eight countries to film virtually all attributed Leonardo works. The film includes the much-discussed Salvator Mundi, which the filmmakers believe is a Leonardo work, the recently restored Adoration of the Magi and, shown for the first time since its conservation, the Lansdowne Madonna. It also offers privileged access to the Mona Lisa.

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