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Italian nationalists replicate denying Da Vincis to the Louvre

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Individuals take images of the portray "San Juan Bautista" by Leonardo da Vinci on the Louvre Museum in 2016. Picture: AFP

Leonardo da Vinci's work within the Louvre to commemorate 500 years since his demise, Italian media reported Saturday.

The junior tradition minister, Lucia Bergonzoni, of the acute right-wing League, informed Corriere della Sera that the phrases of an settlement signed by the earlier minister, Darío Franceschini, have been "unimaginable."

"Leonardo is Italian, he solely died in France," stated Bergonzoni concerning the Renaissance polymath that was born in Italy in 1452 and died in France in 1519.

"Giving the Louvre all these work can be on the sidelines of an vital cultural occasion," Bergonzoni stated of the 2017 settlement for the Italian state with all his Da Vinci work on the Louvre exhibition in 2019.

"We have to focus on all the things once more." "What are museums concerned with?" The nationwide cannot occupy the second place.

The Franco-Italian settlement additionally foresees that the Louvre, house of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, lend works by one other Renaissance grasp, Raphael, to the Scuderi del Quirinale museum in Rome for an exhibition in 2020 to commemorate 500 years since his demise.

"Most of Rafael's works are already in Italy," Bergonzoni stated. "What's extra, Paris says that solely the 'cellular' work can come to us, with out specifying which of them."

Bergonzoni didn’t instantly reply to questions despatched by way of e-mail from AFP.

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