From Florence, Italy
The Greatest Machines and Art Exhibition
On loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, The Divine Michelangelo & DaVinci Side by Side Exhibition illustrates the startling genius of the two Renaissance masterminds. On display are Michelangelo’s and DaVinci’s most important works and sculptures, which are original cast reproductions created directly from the Master’s works by the National Academy of Cast Making in Florence. The intention of the Exhibition is to provide visitors with an unparalleled experience by immersing the viewer into the lives of two of the world greatest artists that ever lived.
The DaVinci Exhibition contains over 60 hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs and is the life work of three generations of Florentine artisans, who have painstakingly brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci.With over 60 machines on display, many of which are interactive, the collection features replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. The main features on display include the “bicycle”, “spring powered car”, “hang glider” and the “air screw”, a precursor to the helicopter and for the first time ever, the secrets behind Leonardo’s legendary robotic lion. This exhibition presents over 60 models grouped in themes: War machines, Flying machines, Nautical & Hydraulic machines, as well as devices illustrating the Principles of Mechanics. The interactive machines are a popular aspect of each exhibition as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a first-hand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings accompany each model.
DaVinci’s Masterpieces on display are his licensed reproductions masterpieces framed to the exact size of the original artwork.
Discover Side by Side – DaVinci & Michelangelo
Mona Lisa – Pieta
Ideal City – Vatican City & St. Peter’s Dome
Last Supper – Sistine Chapel
Battle of Anghiari – Battle of Cascina