We all know Leonardo Da Vinci for his painting "MONA LISA" but there is more to the man than his art.He was also an architect, a civil engineer, a military weapons designer,a scientist and even a party organizer by avocation. There was so much of the man that made him so ahead of his generation. And his legacy lives hundreds of years after his death.
Thus a special section of the Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City Taguig has been holding an exhibit dubbed DA VINCI THE GENIUS which started September 1 and will run until November 30, 2013.
Start by familiarizing yourself with his art first where he is most popularly known.
"Art is never finished, only abandoned."---Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo, aling with Michaelangelo, Raphael and Titan, was part of the Italian Renaissance.He produced most of his paintings and sculptures in Milan and Florence between 1473 and 1513. Much of his work had been lost. He undertook at least 25 paintings, but several of these survive as only copies. About 6,000 pages of notes and drawings survive, bound into notebooks and unbound, but scholars believe that this is less than a quarter of the pages which existed at the time of his death.
Like this prototype of a war tank which was made of wood.----an armored vehicle capable of moving in any direction and cannons on all sides.
Leonardo invented mechanised drums to be used in military marches and perhaps as soldiers went into battle.The drums beat in complicated rhythms according to the movements of the axle of the wagon.
The dream of human flight was already in the minds of engineers and inventors in the 15th century.But Leonardo was the first to look at the science of flight.
He initially worked on flying machines based on wing movements.He analyzed flight patterns of birds and bats and studied the anatomy of their wings.He thought that humans could learn tonfly if they could develop and operate machines that copied the movement of birds.
Formation of Alternating to Continuous Motion
An integral principal of several of Leonardo's machines is the transformation of motion.Conceived with the intention of lifting large weights.
This is an eight-sided room with eight flat mirrors as the walls.When inside, you will be able to see every part endless times.
They have a small video which could accommodate around 40pax at a time. In here, they show the BBC Documentary on the life and work of Da Vinci. And his life was quite controversial too. Did he also start the trend for "scandals'????
Discover more on the video presentation. Make sure you ask for show schedule the moment you enter the exhibit.
DA VINCI - THE GENIUS Traveling Exhibition
Special Exhibition Hall (Ground Floor)
----The Mind Museum
Runs Until November 30, 2013
Don't miss it while it is still in Manila!
CALL: 909 –MIND (6463) |