Piazza dei Guidi Piazza dei Guidi

Museo Leonardiano di Vinci

Museo Leonardiano di Vinci
Vinci, Italy

The sculptures in Piazza de’Guidi, carved and inlaid with glass and silver laminate, which has a special scenographic effect at night, introduce the visitor to the Leonardo trail and to the tour of the town. Indeed, it was the concept of a work of great artistic worth, which could entertain a symbolic dialogue with both the museum itself and with Leonardo’s legacy, that led the Vinci administration to organize a competition inviting ideas, that was launched in 2003 and saw the participation of artists such as Anis Kapoor, Ilya Kabavov, Joseph Kosuth, and Jannis Kounnelis, and the winner of which was Mimmo Paladino. Paladino’s work, with its geometric and abstract shapes inspired by the polyhedron, symbol of the Renaissance, recalls Leonardo’s trust in geometry while giving shape, in the medieval heart of Vinci, to an original and evocative contemporary urban space.


  • Title: Piazza dei Guidi Piazza dei Guidi

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