Leonardo in Florence
Posted by Avital Pinnick on December 16, 2012
What a magnificent costume!
Valter Conti is a street busker who plays Leonardo da Vinci in Florence. (I only know this because I gave him a euro and he gave me his card. I once photographed a street performer in Tel Aviv, didn’t think to give her a few shekels, and she became one of my most popular early images. I’ve felt guilty ever since, so now I try to give something to street performers whom I photograph.)
I noticed that he seems to have modeled his costume after the Leonardo statue in Milan, not the one outside the Uffizi in Florence. Maybe he didn’t fancy the leg exposure….
Statue of Leonardo da Vinci outside the Uffizi:
Statue of Leonardo da Vinci, Piazza della Scala, Milan: