Da Vinci Works Donated to Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, June 27 (ACN) The President of Italy´s Anthropos Foundation, Modesto Veccia described as something great the arrival in Havana, a “beautiful city made by beautiful people”, of an exhibition entitled: “Genius Leonardo da Vinci” which was donated to Office of the City Historian.

The permanent exhibition will be inaugurated on Thursday at 5:00pm at the
San Francisco de Assisi Plaza in Old Havana, World Heritage Site.

Some 100 reproductions by Da Vinci –which constituted a hope for the
multifaceted creator, whose work demonstrated his love for humanity-, will
remain in Havana.  The Italian ambassador to the island, Marco Baccin said
that this donation is a reflection of the high level cultural exchange
that currently exists between both nations, reported the official daily

These events as well as the presence of Italian culture in the Book Fairs,
Film Festivals, Cubadisco and the Havana Biennial extenuates the sadness
that we feel when we leave the island, said Baccin who thanked the Office
of the Havana City Historian for supporting the idea from the start.

Veccia on his part explained that the Foundation’s objective is scientific
promotion and that is why of the exhibitions stating that the Museum –term
used to point out that the exhibition remains scientific even though
inside a Franciscan installation- will be very dynamic. The main pieces,
he said, will be replaced by others in constant movement in harmony with
the “moving” intellect of Da Vinci.

The Director of the Cultural Institution of the Convent of San Francisco
de Assisi, Norma Jimenez said that the exhibition will allow the public
and the children who see art in a different way to experience the magic of
touching the machinery worked and thought out and dreamt by the author of
the Mona Lisa, who reached out to the 21st century to witness realities
and from the artistic point of view, his noble determination.

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