The Château of Amboise was a major place of inspiration for Leonardo da Vinci who stayed in (1516-1519), on the invitation of the sovereign François 1er. In particular, he created a famous sketch of the royal château in 1517.
Visitors are invited to draw inspiration from the décor in the royal loggia and from the exceptional panoramas in the royal château's gardens.
Every finished work created on site or at home, can be photographed and shared on social media networks with a view to taking part in the international "Leonardissimo!" web competition to elect the artist of the month, of the season and of the year.
Among the prizes to be won are stays in Amboise, Florence and Rome, towns that played host to Leonardo da Vinci!
Techniques allowed: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography (TIFF or jpeg format), video (mp4, mpg, mov or flv format).
The "Belle Ferronnière". Renaissance selfie in the Studio leonardissimo© mobile app, Opixido, Photograph by Jean-Philippe Dagnet (not in the competition)
Amboise, Royal Château
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