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Sunday, October 6, 2013

DA VINCI THE GENIUS: An Exhibit at The Mind Museum

Just in case you haven't been to The Mind Museum Taguig lately, there is an ongoing exhibition that I am sure will interest you.

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.

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DA VINCI THE GENIUS at the Mind Museum


The art on display at the exhibit are digital reproductions and recreated Florentine oil paintings to actual size.Leonardo's original works are considered too priceless to be moved from their permanent locations. The Vitruvian Man for instance is considered too fragile to even be on display.

Start by familiarizing yourself with his art first where he is most popularly known.


RENAISSANCE ART

"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.
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For Leonardo, there could be no art without science. He believes that the truth about the world could only be learned through careful observation and that all theories had to be tested against what could be seen and experienced in the real world.


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MILITARY ENGINEERING 

Although Leonardo generally was a pacifist by nature, he lived during the time of war, that is, Italian cities fighting against French invasion.Leonardo's most inventive activities therefore focused on weapons of war.

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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.
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Multi-barrelled gun-machine. Perhaps the proptotype of machine gun, Leonardo wanted to increase the rate that weapons could be fired so he designed machines with multiple cannons.
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HYDRAULIC AND AQUATIC
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This one is a prototype of a submarine.He even thought about that!
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Mechanical Drum


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.
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FATHER OF FLIGHT 

"There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, 'tis for some other." --Leonardo Da Vinci

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.
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CIVIL ENGINEERING


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ANATOMY

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PHYSICS

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.
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OPTICS
Mirrors Room

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.
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VIDEO ROOM

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.
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MUSEUM Tickets Prices:

DA VINCI Only:

Adult --Php250
Children/Students --Php200

Da Vinci + 3-hour Museum: 
Adult ---Php800
Children/Private School Students ---Php600

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Da Vinci + All-Day Museum: 
Adult ---Php950, 
Public School Students and Teachers ---Php300


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!

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The MIND MUSEUM is located at
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
CALL: 909 –MIND (6463) | 

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