The exhibition, Da Vinci: Shaping the Future takes a bold and contemporary approach to the life and genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Beyond the presentation of original masterpieces from da Vinci’s renowned Codex Atlanticus and paintings from the School of Leonardo, the exhibition is specially curated to showcase the relevance of da Vinci’s work as an inventor, artist, scientist, engineer and architect, today.
In addition to the masterpieces on show, 20 models have been commissioned for the show, from Biblioteca Ambrosiana. These provide visitors with a real-life perspective of da Vinci’s designs for flying, civic, and military mechanisms. Visitors will be able to identify with a few familiar models on display including the Flying Machine, Archimedes’ Screw as well as the Mobile Bridge. Through these models, the public will be able to see in three-dimension da Vinci’s ingenuity.
On display at the exhibition are 69 facsimiles reproduced from his notebook, illustrating da Vinci’s mastery in five domains – mathematics, natural sciences, technology, music and architecture. Key highlights of the facsimiles include Section for the Tiburio of the Milan Cathedral (Circa 1487 – 90) and Studies on the Flight of Birds (1505).
Da Vinci: Shaping the Future is also curated to present visitors with a contemporary perspective of da Vinci’s work. On display are five art installations inspired by da Vinci, including three new commissions by Donna Ong (Singapore), WY-TO (Singapore), as well as Semiconductor, Luke Jerram and Conrad Shawcross (United Kingdom).
“Leonardo da Vinci was one of history’s great polymaths, excelling in both science and art. His work in mathematics, natural sciences and technology is every bit as impressive as his art. He pioneered what is now known as ‘systemic thinking’, weaving interconnections between all the disciplines that he worked within. In his work, everything connects. We have curated Da Vinci: Shaping the Future to show how cutting-edge, forward-thinking and pioneering he was. The interactive exhibits and contemporary art installations will inspire our visitors to appreciate just how acutely relevant his legacy is to us today,”
said Ms. Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum.
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Exhibition: Da Vinci: Shaping the Future
Dates: 15 November 2014 – May 2015
Venue: ArtScience Museum™ at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue