TRIBUTE TO THE GENIUS
As part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Da Vinci Experience exhibition tour was launched with the preview at the Ministerio de Cultura in Lima, and runs from April 9 to June 8, 2019. The exhibition is promoted and sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Enel, and in the next ten months will arrive in some of the major South American cities.
The event, with free admission, was realized through the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture of Peru, the Italian Embassy in Lima and the Italian Cultural Institute of Lima. Its innovative format guides the public on an emotional journey through the works, designs and visions of the man who, more than any other, was able to interpret the anthropocentric ambitions of humanism, applying his genius to countless fields. In his lifetime, Leonardo was a painter, poet, anatomist, architect, musician, civil and military engineer, philosopher, botanist, and enthusiast of countless other disparate subjects.
The immersive area is at the heart of the sensory journey presented at the Museo de la Nación. Here, images projected on the floor, walls and ceiling in a continuous loop tell an unprecedented story, approximately 35 minutes in length, accompanied by the surround sound of an enthralling original soundtrack.
Da Vinci Experience is also much more however. In fact, the exhibition infographics and video installations are enhanced by ten models of Leonardo’s machines on exhibit – life-size scale models – meticulously reproduced on the basis of the original designs made by the skilled Italian artisans of OMPSI. Outstanding among these, and particularly important is the large bicycle prototype. Last but not least, eight stations have been set up at the Museo de La Nación for the 3D virtual reality experience with the Oculus, approximately 7 minutes in length.
Da Vinci Experience
Ministerio de Cultura
Avenida Javier Prado Este 2456, San Borja, 15021 – Lima, Perù
The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday with free admission
Time: 10 am – 5:30 pm