Calling for all art enthusiasts, if your favourite artist is Leonardo da Vinci (not Di Caprio) then you’re in for a treat!
You can skip going all the way to European countries to feast your eyes on da Vinci’s iconic paintings because starting today (15 July 2019), you can see them all at one place in Kuala Lumpur. This exhibition will last until the 15th of August 2019 and the admission is FREE OF CHARGE. It cannot get any better than this!
Based on a Facebook post by the Embassy of Italy, the entire exhibition is named “Leonardo Opera Omnia” and during the event, you’ll be able to see 17 of Leonardo’s best paintings – like the famed Mona Lisa – in digital form.
Don’t worry, they will be projected in HD so you get to see every detail of the paintings!
The post read,
“‘Leonardo Opera Omnia’ is an innovative, ambitious project aiming to share Italian cultural heritage by exhibiting ‘digital painting’: high definition, true-to-size reproductions of Leonardo’s 17 paintings, which are scattered in various locations and museums all around the world, thus allowing the visitor to see all in one place, right here in Kuala Lumpur.”
This exhibition is possible because of the cooperation between the National Art Gallery of Kuala Lumpur, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and RAI (an Italian public television). Some of the paintings that you can expect to see are mentioned below:
- Mona Lisa
- The Last Supper
Here’s a short video of the exhibition, Leonardo Opera Omnia, which took place in a different country:
#MuseumWeek2019 la mostra "Leonardo. Opera Omnia" allestita presso il @Muzeum_Narodowe di Varsavia: 17 capolavori esposti fino al 30 giugno@RaiCultura @Rai_Arte @MuseumWeek @ItalyMFA pic.twitter.com/j8lsfeykXV
— RaiCom (@Raicomspa) May 16, 2019
Now, that’s not all because the Embassy of Italy just posted on their Facebook that there’s a special surprise for those visiting the exhibition, as you will get to actually see the Renaissance artist’s notes on the flight of birds, which established the idea of human flight.
38 panels will project 38 pages of Leonardo’s Codex on the flight of birds on a touch-screen monitor which will allow you to “flip through the pages of the digital Codex”. They wrote,
“The dream of human flight is lost in the mists of time, but no one has pursued it with more intensity and perseverance than Leonardo da Vinci.”
” The Codex (which is carefully kept at the Royal Library in Turin, Italy) is a small notebook which Leonardo used (in 1505-1506 ca.) to record his observations (and 67 drawings) on the flight of birds; being left-handed, and not wanting to smudge ink on the page, he wrote from right to left, in what become known as ‘Leonardo’s mirror writing’.”
Isn’t that amazing? Not only will you get to see da Vinci’s magnificent paintings but you will also get to lay eyes on the first notes that birthed to the idea of human flight.
On that note, here are some important deets that you need to know before you go to the exhibition:
- Venue: 3A Gallery of the National Gallery (NAG)
- Time & Date: 10am to 6pm; Everyday except for Hari Raya Aidiladha (11th August 2019)
If you’re driving to the venue, you can use this Waze direction to get there. Having said that, you don’t have to worry about securing a parking space at the venue because there’s an abundance available. Nice!
So, will you be visiting NAG to enjoy da Vinci’s paintings? Let us know in the comments below!
M’sian Arrested After Killing Wife & 3mo Son & Fleeing Naked On A Motorcycle
A father was stunned to see his daughter and grandson covered in blood and lifeless after being stabbed in the...
M’sian Modifies His Nissan Skyline R32 Into A Police Car For Automotive Exhibition, PDRM Investigates
Creativity knows no bounds, but sometimes, we must have certain boundaries while being creative in order to avoid disappointing certain...
WATCH: Motorcyclist Allegedly Sniffs Glue While Riding Without Helmet & Number Plate
The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is currently looking for a man who is shown in a viral video riding a...
PM: M’sia Has Low Inflation Rate Compared To Other Countries
According to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the rise in living costs happens not only in Malaysia but worldwide, and...
KJ: MySejahtera’s Traveller Pass No Longer Needed For M’sians Returning Home Starting 4 July
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that the requirement for Malaysians coming back to the country from overseas to complete...
Tourism Minister: M’sians Can Redeem Up To RM100 E-Vouchers To Purchase Domestic Flight Tickets
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri yesterday announced that five airlines are offering e-vouchers valued between RM25...
Minister Urges M’sians To Not Consume Cannabis-Infused Food & Drinks In Thailand
Many Malaysians and Singaporeans love to go to Thailand for short vacays as it is cheap and nearby. Recently, Thailand...
M’sian Couple Gets Into Accident & Steals Road User’s Car To Flee, Leaving Their Son’s Body Behind
After getting into an accident on Jalan Sungai Kelamah-Jelai-Gemas, Negeri Sembilan, a couple decided to leave the body of their...
Social Stories5 hours ago
Netizens Angered After Men Wrap Their Arms Around Waitress In Terengganu During Picture
Social Stories7 hours ago
Syed Saddiq Slams PM For Saying ‘Foreigners Also Enjoy Chicken Subsidy Meant For M’sians’
People5 hours ago
22yo Becomes First Malay Model To Walk Paris Fashion Week!
Social Stories8 hours ago
M’sians Are Outraged At The Police For Bringing In 8 Participants Of #Turun Protest For Questioning