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Exhibit: Da Vinci the Genius

on December 2, 2013

Da Vinci The Genius

The Da Vinci – The Genius is a touring exhibition, which has been in more than 50 cities around the world! The exhibit showcases the most comprehensive collection (with over 200+ exhibits) of Leonardo da Vinci’s works and masterpieces.

Leonardo Da VinciLeonardo Da Vinci may have known for his famous painting the Mona Lisa but his works and contributions is far more extensive. He is a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. In short, he is a genius! His contribution to different fields such as art, science, music and so much more making him a multi-faceted genius, a “Renaissance Man.”

The Vinci The Genius Exibit

The exhibit at the Mind Museum offers some of Leonardo Da Vinci works. All the replicas of Da Vinci’s artworks, mechanical gears, weaponry, and other accomplishments and contributions are faithfully crafted by Italian artisans. Some interesting displays are also interactive, where exhibit goers can try to rebuild and enable Da Vinci works just like a scientist that he is.The Vinci The Genius Exibit 2

There’s also a 50-minute BBC Documentary on the life of Leonardo da Vinci – The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything. Too bad we won’t able to catch it. The last screening allows  40 persons only inside the audio-visual room and unfortunately we did not reach the cut. The Vinci The Genius Exibit 1

“There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

For Leonardo, there could be no art without science. He believed that the truth about the world could only be learned through careful observation and that all theories had to be tested against what could be seen and experienced in the real world.

The Vinci The Genius Exibit

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”—Leonardo Da Vinci

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