Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius

Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Although Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519, his influence has endured. His extraordinary legacy comes to life in Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius, the most comprehensive exhibition about Leonardo ever presented. 

You will be introduced to Leonardo through replicas of his codices that were carefully re-created in Italy. These famous books of notes and sketches remain the primary insight into his genius. The creators of the exhibition, Grande Exhibitions of Australia, built some of Leonardo's inventions using his detailed concepts, working in collaboration with Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and experts from Italy and France. 

  • Examine more than 70 replicas and see how Leonardo's fundamental scientific and artistic principles continue to impact the world. His inspiration laid the groundwork for many machines and devices, including the helicopter, airplane, automobile, submarine, scuba gear, and military tank.
  • Explore the exclusive “Secrets of the Mona Lisa,” an analysis of the iconic painting conducted at the Louvre by scientific engineer and photographer Pascal Cotte. The display features super-magnified visual examinations and the only 360-degree replica ever made of Mona Lisa
  • Become immersed in Leonardo's works through a multisensory cinematic experience using Grande Exhibitions' SENSORY4 technology. High-definition motion graphics and surround sound, combined with photography and video footage, saturate the gallery.
  • Test a Leonardo-inspired catapult and create your own codex page with a self-portrait or still life. 
  • Encounter the Museum's historical enactors, on hand to present characters who bring a personal perspective to the story of Leonardo.

For more information and ticketing, please visit the website.  

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