Da Vinci – The Genius is an exhibit currently on view at the Venetian resort in Las Vegas. Created by Grande Exhibitions, the exhibition is an interactive experience that involves full-scale representations of Da Vinci’s inventions and cutting edge concepts. The exhibit includes 200 objects including 75 machine inventions. According to the press release, all of the inventions for the exhibit were created by Italian artists and derived from the more than 6,000 pages of notes left behind by the master artist.
One of the most notable aspects of Da Vinci – The Genius is the “Secrets of Mona Lisa” component. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, Pascal Cotte, a French scientist and art researcher, was granted special access to the Mona Lisa. Cotte took digital photographs of the masterpiece with a camera that super-magnified the details of the painting. The results are on display and offer a new perspective on what is perhaps the world’s most famous painting. The photographs reach an impressive depth giving us a detailed view inside the cracks of the painting.
Da Vinci – The Genius will be on view until October 15th.
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