Leonardo Da Vinci The Tribute

Leonardo Da Vinci The Tribute – Fuorisalone – 12 April 2019

2019 marks the 500th Death Anniversary of the Renaissance Master, Leonardo Da Vinci.

Leonardo was born in the region of Florence, and he was educated in the studio of Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna, and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded to him by Francis I of France. Milan is the only city to have had the privilege of hosting Leonardo for such a lengthy and fertile period, from 1482 until 1499. He was commissioned to paint the Virgin of the Rocks for the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception (now exposed in The Louvre in Paris and the other in the National Gallery in London) and The Last Supper for the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, now included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leonardo was employed on many different projects for Ludovico, including the preparation of floats and pageants for special occasions, designs for a dome for Milan Cathedral and a model for a huge equestrian monument to Francesco Sforza, Ludovico’s predecessor. The exhibition will take place starting from April 9th, 2019, simultaneously with the opening of the prestigious MILAN DESIGN WEEK, the most important event all around the world dedicated to design. The choice of the period is done appositely to celebrate his work and especially his legacy to the art of design and craftsmanship, a theme that is more fundamental to the world of design than ever before.

With this special event promoted and implemented by M.A.D.S., we would like to remember and pay tribute to one of the most brilliant minds of humanity, specially in this city –Milan- so important and linked to him.

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I have been practicing and exhibiting my work in various countries. I was born in Ontario, Canada. I studied at Fanshawe College and obtained my Development Services Worker – Deaf Major and Educational Assistant. At the University of Windsor, Ontario I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in the field of Multicultural Studies where Art was my minor and Italian was my major. At the University of Dante Alighieri, Florence, Italy, I studied Italian Language and History. I also studied at the University of Toronto, where I obtained a Bachelor of Education. During this time, I was fortunate enough to obtain a full scholarship to do my practice teaching in Antigua. My father was born in London, Ontario, Canada into one of the first black families in my city. His family home has been awarded a plaque by the city and several students have written university theses on his history and background. He always instilled in us that Education is essential. In February 2018 my father’s sister Kay Livingston had the distinct honour of being commemorated on a postage stamp for the month of February 2018 in Canada. This prestigious honour further motivates me towards empowering and supporting women. I have exhibited my Art across the globe in such countries as Barbados, Antigua, Canada, France, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Whilst I have been in Riyadh I have exhibited at the Acoustic Tea Lounge and Art Gallery, and I was proud to be the first North American to hold workshops at L’Art Pur Gallery. I was also selected to exhibit in Florence as one of four female Artists to represent International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018. This past month I was selected as the first Artist guest speaker at the Corona WorldWide Women’s organization in Riyadh. Last October 2017 I exhibited in Paris, France at the Carrousel du Louvre and I am overjoyed to be accepted to exhibit this coming October 2018 at the same venue. I have always had a passion for Art since I was a child. To exhibit my works is not only a dream come true but an honour to share my emotions and feelings with others.


Leonardo Da Vinci The Tribute – Fuorisalone – Vernissage Friday,
April 12, 2019 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm 18,
Corso San Gottardo – Milan (Italy)

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