It’s been 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Museums all over the world are celebrating the life and death of the remarkable inventor/artist/ architect — the literal embodiment of a Renaissance man.
In the 16th century, a plague killed nearly a third of Milan’s population. In its aftermath da Vinci designed a city with greater communications, water, services and sanitation — all to prevent future spreads of the plague.
Unfortunately, the city was never built.
Half a millennium later, photographers from around the world were invited to submit images that show da Vinci’s influence, as seen in today’s world.
A thousand entries were submitted. Only 30 were chosen.
One was from Westport’s own Larry Silver. His image — taken in the Florida Everglades in 2001 — will be exhibited at the Trieste Photo Festival, and published in a companion book by Trieste’s Revoltella Museum.
But you don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to see Larry’s work. An exhibit of his remarkable photos is set for the Westport Library. It opens December 7, and runs through February 13.
There’s a reception on Friday, December 13 (6 p.m., Sheffer Room Gallery). And an artist’s talk with Miggs Burroughs at the library on January 23 (6 p.m.).