Xing Hui Organization, Shanghai Xianggshang Co. Ltd, and Damai Live present Da Vinci – The Genius, the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created!
The exhibition appears at The Hub Pub Performance & Exhibition Center for a limited four-month engagement starting on December 8, 2015 and ending on April 7, 2016.
The interactive experience immerses guests in Leonardo’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art.
Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius as a painter, inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. The exhibition features 17 compelling themed areas of Da Vinci’s work, offering visitors an unmatched look inside the mind of the ultimate Renaissance man who laid the groundwork for some of modern society’s most impactful inventions, such as the helicopter, airplane, automobile, submarine, parachute and bicycle.
Italian artisans handcrafted all of the inventions brought to life for Da Vinci – The Genius, using the same techniques and materials from the Renaissance period. Scouring more than 6,000 pages from Da Vinci’s personal notebooks, the Artisans deciphered hidden clues, intentional mistakes and the unique mirror-image writing system that Da Vinci employed to keep his works top secret.
Visitors of Da Vinci – The Genius are invited to embrace the history, theory and objective behind each of Da Vinci’s designs and artworks through engaging and entertaining technologies. Guests will enjoy more than 200 unique pieces including 75 life-size machine inventions, entertaining animations of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous piece, “Mona Lisa.”
Other highlights include reproductions of “Virgin of the Rocks”, and “The Annunciation”, the controversial new Leonardo discovery “Bella Principessa”, amazing anatomical sketches, the preparatory drawings of the “Anghiari Battle,” and educational animation presentations of “The Last Supper”, displayed at actual size (29 x 14.5ft) where possible, the “Vitruvian Man,” and the “Sforza Horse” sculpture that offer never before seen perspectives on these famous works. Guests also will enjoy a glimpse into da Vinci’s mysterious alphabet and writing techniques as they browse touch-screen versions of his actual codices.
Date: 1 Dec 2015 – 7 Apr 2016 10:00 – 14:00
Venue: Hongqiao Tiandi Square, Shanghai
Price: 25/65 RMB