Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I should have actually posted about this prior to the Campo Dei Fiori open market as we visited the exhibition first but I decided to do otherwise after all.

Leonardo Da Vinci the renaissance man and one of the most famous artists in the world was also an incredible inventor. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. He is most famous for his paintings such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, Leonardo is also renowned as a scientist, engineer and inventor. The areas of his scientific study included aeronautics, anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, civil engineering, chemistry, geology, geometry, hydrodynamics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, optics, physics, pyrotechnics and zoology.

The exhibition aims to paint an ”undistorted” picture of Leonardo’s contribution to science, technology, art and culture through original drawings, paintings, manuscripts and digital reproductions of lost works. As well as presenting a series of spectacular models of Leonardo’s most ingenious machines and experiments. This exhibit illustrates how his art and groundbreaking scientific studies were fueled by the same methods of analysis.

Below are some photos I took of the exhibit;

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