“Da Vinci – The Genius” Exhibit Extends Popular Las Vegas Engagement
We reported back in June about the exciting “Da Vinci – The Genius”” exhibit being held at the luxurious Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. The art exhibit has been so popular that coordinators have decided to extend the Las Vegas engagement until January of 2013.
From its world debut of a new Leonardo da Vinci work to revealing the “Secrets of Mona Lisa,” the hit exhibition has infused new life into Vegas’ emerging arts scene.
<h3>Since the art exhibit’s opening this summer, Da Vinci – The Genius has brought the incredibly creative mind of Leonardo Da Vinci to life with a deep dive of his work as an inventor, sculptor, artist, musician, anatomist, engineer and architect.</h3>
There are more than 200 unique pieces of art on display for patrons to enjoy that represent the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius. Featured are numerous interactive examinations of his iconic art and studies in flight, music, military engineering, aquatics, anatomy, time and more.
Just a small sample of the Da Vinci – The Genius art pieces to see include:
· An extraordinary, brand new da Vinci discovery: the mold and original bronze cast of the only known Leonardo da Vinci sculpture surviving today, “Horse and Rider.” Created more than 500 years ago from a block of solid beeswax, “Horse and Rider” was authenticated by the foremost authority on the life and works of da Vinci, Dr. Carlo Pedretti.
· The illustrious Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibit, featuring the findings of French scientific engineer and examiner of fine art, Pascal Cotte. Granted unprecedented access, Cotte took “Mona Lisa” out of its frame at The Louvre to conduct an in-depth analysis of history’s most elusive work of art. Cotte’s study revealed dozens of secrets, and is showcased by 40 super-magnified, high-resolution sectional images exploring every aspect of the work.
· More than 75 life-size machine inventions crafted by Italian Artisans, many using techniques and materials from the Renaissance period. Scouring over 6,000 pages from da Vinci’s personal codices (notebooks), the Artisans deciphered hidden clues, intentional mistakes and mirror-image writing that da Vinci employed to keep his works top secret.
· An elaborate gift shop full of unique da Vinci souvenirs and memorabilia, such as mini replicas of his inventions, art kits and logoed merchandise. Serious art collectors can also purchase a limited edition of “Horse and Rider” in one of four different finishes: Leonardo Classic, Classic Bronze, Verde and Silver. A $1 million dollar donation from the sales of “Horse and Rider” will go to The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Program of Southern Nevada.
· Interactive touch-screen tablets which offer in-depth explanations about da Vinci’s theories and ideas while connecting them to modern inventions.
· Explorations of da Vinci’s most famous artwork, including three dimensional renderings and analyses of “The Last Supper,” the “Vitruvian Man and the “Sforza Horse.” Guests can gain new perspectives on incredible reproductions of “Virgin of the Rocks,” “The Annunciation,” the controversial new Leonardo discovery “Bella Principessa,” da Vinci’s anatomical sketches, and preparatory drawings of the “Anghiari Battle.”
Da Vinci – The Genius is open daily to the public between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. You can purchase tickets at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery box office or at www.venetian.com