Fortunately for us, Leonardo used to write, draw and write down every idea and intuition in a notebook. It is thanks to all of these pages and writings that today we understand the breadth of his work, the versatility of his genius and the contemporaneity of his thought.
The largest and most important collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and notes is the Codex Atlanticus, which consists of 1119 pages and about 1750 drawings, projects, notes and studies ranging from 1478 to the year of his death, 1519. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus is kept in Milan in the Ambrosiana Library.
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, celebrated in 2019, the Ambrosian Library in Milan organized the exhibition I segreti del Codice Atlantico. Leonardo all’Ambrosiana.