The Budapest Horse and Rider in Turin
Between 4 April and 21 July 2019 the Budapest Horse and Rider was on loan at the exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci: Disegnare il futuro at the Musei Reali in Turin on the occasion of the of the 500th anniversary of the death of the master.
The exhibition displayed Leonardo’s drawings from the Royal Library in Turin together with works of his contemporaries lent by renowned European collections to demonstrate the „significance, origin and particularity” of Leonardo’s ideas. More than fifty exhibited works were focused on the various fields of interest of Leonardo, such as the heritage of the ancient world, the exploration of the anatomy, the dialogue between art and poetry, the study of the human faces and emotions as well as the explorations of flight and architecture. The section of Corpi, strutture, funzioni (Bodies, Structures, Functions) was devoted to Leonardo’s interest of anatomy, proportion and movement. It was, however, not limited only to the human body but displayed many horse studies, including the unique small bronze of the Budapest Horse and Rider.