Last weekend, I got to visit ArtScience Museum in Singapore, which had put up an exhibition to showcase and celebrate works of Leonardo da Vinci . This exhibition explores the legacy of history’s most well-known artist and scientist, Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance artist, architect, scientist, engineer, mathematician, designer, and musician. He is widely believed to be one of the greatest painters of all time, and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. From his iconic paintings, which include the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, to his groundbreaking work in anatomy, physics, hydraulics, technology and military engineering, da Vinci’s contribution to human knowledge is vastly significant.
Leonardo da Vinci’s mastery in such a diverse range of subjects mark him out as the archetypal Renaissance man. Yet his fundamental approach to artistic and scientific studies was far from typical. Unlike his contemporaries, a deep respect and fascination with nature was at the core of all da Vinci’s pursuits. He viewed the natural world as a living, profoundly dynamic and interconnected system, which he relentlessly sought to understand.
Presenting original masterpieces by da Vinci for the first time in Southeast Asia, the exhibition focuses on the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci’s largest notebook.Featuring groundbreaking designs, stunning artistic sketches and pioneering technological innovations, the Codex Atlanticus is the basis for an exploration of five key areas of da Vinci’s mastery: mathematics, natural sciences, architecture, technology, and music. Original paintings by the School of da Vinci are presented in the centre of the exhibition, while the original pages of the Codex Atlanticus are displayed at the end. Interwoven throughout the journey are five contemporary art installations, including three new commissions, which reveal how da Vinci’s ideas and thinking remains strikingly resonant today.
Here are some pics from my visit:
If you are in Singapore, you should go there too ! It’s a must visit for any nerd !!