Multimedia exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci. Enigma of the genius
In 2019, the whole world widely celebrated the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the greatest Italian artist and inventor, one of the most significant representatives of the Renaissance art. On this occasion, the artist’s legacy is undergoing a real renaissance. Museums organize exhibitions of his oeuvres, and scientists publish new studies, trying to fully comprehend the entire breadth of his creations. Multimedia exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci. Enigma of the Genius” will become a part of a worldwide program dedicated to the memory of the master. The premiere of the exhibition will take place at the Digital Art Center Artplay Media on February 14, 2020.
Leonardo was interested in all fields of the life: anatomy, architecture, mechanics, botany, geology, military engineering, costume design, cartography, optics. None of the great minds, either before or after, created anything comparable in scale and genius to insights.
Optics and geometry developed a tremendous sense of perspective in him, and the artist’s observant gaze allowed him to convey the emotional depth of the characters - not frozen figures, but living people full of feelings and thoughts appear before the viewer. Leonardo’s anatomical research contributed to this in many ways - he knew how to convey facial expressions like no one else, because he knew which nerve makes people frown or smile.
The study of light and shadow led Leonardo to his unsurpassed “sfumato” technique - he abandoned the traditionally clear lines, softening the outlines of figures and objects. Drawing, he understood that it was possible to create almost elusive shades of tone and transitions from the brightest light spot to the deepest shadow. His X-ray images reveal numerous corrections and changes. Infinity for him became a very real idea, which acquired practical meaning: there is no limit to knowledge.
Thanks to Cinema 360 technology, at the immersive exhibition in Artplay Media, viewers will have the opportunity to view all of Leonardo's most important masterpieces (The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Savior, The Baptism, The Lady with the Ermine, etc.) in great detail and understand that even five centuries after his death, the brilliant creator and seer, scientist, artist and inventor is still in no hurry to reveal his enigma.