Photos: France’s Louvre Museum showcases over 160 works of Leonardo Da Vinci for 500th death anniversary

France's Louvre museum, home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, is putting the final touches to one of the biggest ever exhibitions of the Italian master's work with the presence of the world's most expensive painting agonisingly unresolved. The Louvre has assembled more than 160 paintings, sculptures, letters and drawings from the Renaissance era in an exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death.

Updated On Nov 18, 2019 03:59 PM IST
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The painting "Benois Madonna" by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, October 20, 2019. (REUTERS)
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The painting "Benois Madonna" by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, October 20, 2019. (REUTERS)

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci displayed at the Louvre museum Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in Paris. A unique group of artworks is displayed at the Louvre museum in addition to its collection of paintings and drawings by the Italian master. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct.24. (AP)
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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci displayed at the Louvre museum Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in Paris. A unique group of artworks is displayed at the Louvre museum in addition to its collection of paintings and drawings by the Italian master. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct.24. (AP)

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A journalist experiences the virtual reality performance during the visit of Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre museum Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Paris. A unique group of artworks is displayed at the Louvre museum in addition to its collection of paintings and drawings by the Italian master. (AP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 03:59 PM IST

A journalist experiences the virtual reality performance during the visit of Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre museum Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Paris. A unique group of artworks is displayed at the Louvre museum in addition to its collection of paintings and drawings by the Italian master. (AP)

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Journalists gather near a Mona Lisa image by Leonardo da Vinci during a visit at the Louvre museum Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in Paris. A unique group of artworks is displayed at the Louvre museum in addition to its collection of paintings and drawings by the Italian master. (AP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 03:59 PM IST

Journalists gather near a Mona Lisa image by Leonardo da Vinci during a visit at the Louvre museum Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in Paris. A unique group of artworks is displayed at the Louvre museum in addition to its collection of paintings and drawings by the Italian master. (AP)

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The painting "Salvator Mundi" by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death, at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. (REUTERS)
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The painting "Salvator Mundi" by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death, at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. (REUTERS)

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Leonardo da Vinci during a visit at the Louvre museum Sunday. (AP)
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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Leonardo da Vinci during a visit at the Louvre museum Sunday. (AP)

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The bust of Beatrice d'Este by Gian Cristoforo Romano is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (REUTERS)
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The bust of Beatrice d'Este by Gian Cristoforo Romano is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (REUTERS)

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An infrared reflectography of the painting "Baptism of Christ" by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum. (REUTERS)
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An infrared reflectography of the painting "Baptism of Christ" by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum. (REUTERS)

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A drawing by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 03:59 PM IST

A drawing by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. (REUTERS)

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"Study of the Hanged Bernardo di Bandino Baroncelli, assassin of Giuliano de Medici", a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 03:59 PM IST

"Study of the Hanged Bernardo di Bandino Baroncelli, assassin of Giuliano de Medici", a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured during a press visit of the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of his death at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (REUTERS)

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