DaVinci Expo in Cape Town: EXPERIENCE THE GENIUS
DaVinci Exp in Cape Town:
EXPERIENCE THE GENIUS
… in Cape Town, South Africa, as you explore the most comprehensive art exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci . Suitable for visitors of all ages, this not to be missed exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the mind of a great genius. The world-shattering scientific and artistic principles Leonardo DaVinci discovered are truly awe-inspiring.
THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI COMES TO LIFE IN THE MOTHER CITY
Event: Da Vinci – The Genius
Date: 27 November 2013 – 9 February 2014
Time: Doors open daily at 09h00 to 21h00 (last admission at 19h30)
Venue: Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront
Ticket Prices: From R90.00 – R140.00
The marvels of Leonardo da Vinci’s world will be brought to life in a fascinating and stimulating exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa, on 27 November 2013. This highly interactive art and science experience will immerse visitors in Leonardo’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of his inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art.
“Da Vinci – The Genius” expo demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo’s remarkable achievements as an artist, inventor, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician, mathematician, architect and all-round Renaissance thinker. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience over 200 unique pieces including 75 life-size machine inventions built using materials from Leonardo’s era and three dimensional renderings of his most notable Renaissance works.
This exhibition in Cape Town is a must-see for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, providing an educational, entertaining and enlightening experience whether they are art, history, engineering, mathematics, medicine or general philosophy enthusiasts – or if they are simply seeing the depth
and breadth of Leonardo’s work for the very first time.
The Secrets of Mona Lisa
The Secrets of Mona Lisa features the findings of French scientific engineer and examiner of fine art, Pascal Cotte. Granted unprecedented access to the Mona Lisa by the French government and the Louvre Museum, Cotte was permitted to take the Mona Lisa off the wall and out of its frame to conduct a scientific analysis that revealed dozens of secrets about history’s most elusive art piece. This was all verified and approved by the Louvre Museum curators over a two-year period.
This fantastic addition to “Da Vinci – The Genius” showcases Cotte’s studies and 25 of his most compelling revelations, illustrated by super-magnified, high-resolution sectional images exploring every aspect of the work. Other highlights include the only 360-degree exact replica ever made, original archives and memorabilia, and a giant infra-red image exposing previously unknown secrets of the painting.
Visitors to Da Vinci – The Genius, through the Secrets of Mona Lisa, are able to appreciate the beauty, complexity and mystery of the masterpiece – an opportunity not to be missed.
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