In honor of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, The Louvre is putting on a massive retrospective for the Italian artist and inventor.
Visitors are welcomed by a huge statue of Verrochio in a room featuring studies of drapes by da Vinci. From there, the exhibit explores his drawings — from early studies for paintings to scientific illustrations — paintings, and radiographs. It's through the infrared radiographs that da Vinci's process is exposed, further bringing his work to life.
The retrospective was difficult to put together, and there's a chance that this could be the last retrospective on the painter the museum puts together. Tickets are selling fast (reservations are required) so buy yours sooner rather than later.
Exhibition Hours: Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday. Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Image: Leonardo da Vinci. "The Virgin and Child with St. Anne" / Public domain