Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. I went to the Da Vinci exhibit yesterday. And for some reason the over 25 pictures I made got lost on my phone. Thank god for the internet!
So I went with a writing buddy from NaNo and he got me a ticket as a belated birthday present and it was amazing!
- Name: Da Vinci the Genius
- Place: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- Website: http://www.davincithegenius.nl/?lang=en
- Date of visit: 31-12-2013
- Collection: temporarily collection about the Works of Leonardo Da Vinci.
- Available: till the 6th of January 2014
- Price: €14,-
This is one of those travelling exhibits, going past multiple cities around the world. And this one is staying in the Netherlands until the 6th of January. If you still want to visit, be prepared to stand in line for about 30/45 minutes until you can get in. If you buy a ticket online, you still have to wait in the queue and the exhibit self will be busy.
So what can you see? Well, a bit is explained about Leonardo Da Vinci and the huge amount of things he invented and created. Some of the flying machines he drew on paper are realized in real life. He made weapons, but also parts of machinery and if you’re walking through the exhibit you can say the man indeed was a genius.
Working from Leonardo’s codices, Italian Artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions. These works include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, military tank and ideal city to name a few.
The exhibit also moves far beyond machine inventions alone, featuring facsimiles of Leonardoís most famous codices, anatomical studies, Anghiari battle drawings and Renaissance art.
In most movies you see where Da Vinci plays a role, he’s depicted as somewhat a crazy, eccentric man with absurd ideas, but actually I think he was well ahead of his time and a lot of things we encounter daily are here thanks to some invention made by him.
The exhibit itself is a mixture of information, bigger than life-size inventions you can’t and can touch bits of movies and a lot of painting reproductions.
It tells about Da Vinci’s military time and the weapons he invented, but also the painting he made and didn’t make.
And of course there is a huge part about the Mona Lisa in a sort of separate exhibit ‘the secrets of the Mona Lisa’ where you can see how the Mona Lisa was painted, what presumable the original painting looked like, trivia about the painting you probably didn’t knew, one word awesome.
All in all I think the exhibit is worth the somewhat long wait at the front door. So if you do get the time to visit this week, please do so. Oh and it’s suitable for kids as well so bring them!
Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy
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