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THE LUME Melbourne presents:  Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

THE LUME Melbourne presents:  Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

In a tribute to the ingenuity and brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci, THE LUME’s latest multi-sensory experience invites viewers to step into a world “500 years in
the making”.

Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius features original manuscripts and sketches from the Codex Atlanticus, marking its first-ever display in Australia following more than a decade of collaboration with Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan.

The exhibition will also include meticulously crafted replicas of Leonardo’s machine inventions, the world’s only exact 360-degree replica of the Mona Lisa alongside the unveiling of 25 secrets about the iconic painting, and state-of-the-art AI and VR technologies.

“The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is very pleased to bring pages of the Codex Atlanticus to Australia for the first time in history, including original drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, thanks to the initiative of our major institutional partner THE LUME Melbourne,” director of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana Monsignor Alberto Rocca said.

“The precious artistic and technological legacy of the most celebrated Italian genius continues to produce bonds of culture, collaboration and friendship between different countries, which has been the mission that has inspired Ambrosiana for over 400years.”

 

 

THE LUME’s unveiling of Leonardo’s extraordinary life’s work promises to captivate audiences, offering a transformative exploration of the timeless brilliance that continues to inspire generations worldwide.

“The story of this polymath is extraordinary when one pauses to reflect,” founder of THE LUME Melbourne Bruce Peterson said.

“Leonardo, arguably the greatest creative genius the world has ever known, astonishes us with the vastness of his curiosity and expertise – from artist and scientist to engineer, sculptor, musician, event producer, geologist, botanist – and beyond.” •

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