A unique exhibition on the world’s quintessential Renaissance Man, the artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, will open its doors to the public in central Athens on Friday, at the Old OSY Train Depot in Gazi.
“Was Leonardo da Vinci the greatest genius of all time? Quite possibly you will be hard pressed to find someone to rival the significance and breadth of his achievements. He was not only a brilliant and respected artist, sculptor and musician of the Renaissance but also a dedicated scientist, inventor, mathematician, engineer and architect – and this was just the tip of the iceberg,” Grande Exhibitions CEO Bruce Peterson wrote in the introduction to the catalog of the exhibition “Leonardo Da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius”.
Combining three exhibitions on Leonardo da Vinci into one, the exhibition will run for four months until March 30, 2019 and use digital technology to create a rich audiovisual experience, transport visitors through space and time to explore the life of a polymath and inventor that laid the foundations for some of the most important inventions in human history.
It is organised by Grande Exhibitions in collaboration with the production company “Lavris” – which also organised the highly successful interactive show “Van Gogh Alive – The Experience” attended by more than 200,000 visitors.
A special audiovisual experience set up with the assistance of the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Rome, the Lumiere Technology Institute in Paris and specialists from Italy and France will pay a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci 500 years after his death, demonstrating the full range of his achievements.
Among others, visitors will have the opportunity to admire 75 models of his inventions, natural reproductions, interactive machines, copies of his famous codes and a total of more than 200 exhibits designed in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Rome. They will also have the chance to discover the secrets of the Mona Lisa through a detailed scientific analysis and presentation of the most famous work of art in the world.
The exhibition at a glance:
– Over 200 unique exhibits of the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Rome
– 75 replicas of Da Vinci’s mechanical inventions
– 17 themes that highlight Leonardo’s full spectrum
– Interactive experiences that encourage tactile learning
– Explanations of Da Vinci’s theories and works
– Analysis and historical content of Da Vinci’s core works using interactive and fun technologies
– Comparison between Leonardo da Vinci’s work and modern technologies and mechanical applications
– Interactive and experiential SENSORY4 Trademark technology