Friday February 26, 2021

500 years of Vinci celebrated in Central Mexico

Published : 05 Dec 2020, 17:52

Updated : 05 Dec 2020, 19:42

  By Gabriela Garcia Guzman, EFE-EPA

The central Mexican state of Puebla began celebrating on Saturday 500 years of Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing replicas and works by the artist in two display areas and a 360-degree projection room.

The exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius" will be held at the International Museum of the Baroque and will showcase 200 works and 75 replicas while adhering to strict health measures such as the use of face masks, hand sanitizer and physical distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first room will focus on the life and work of the scientist by reviewing all the subjects to which he devoted himself and which left a legacy for the modern age.

Within the 2,000 square meters of the exhibition area, visitors will be able to experience and enjoy "Adoration of the Magi," "The Last Supper,” "Mona Lisa," "Old Man," "The Burlington House Cartoon" and the "Vitruvian Man."

They can also learn about his inventions and designs, such as the mirror grinding machine, aerial screw, blueprints for a flying machine, among other replicas that will help understand a slice of the history that has remained relevant for more than 500 years.

Bernardo Noval, CEO of Must Wanted Group, said that "Da Vinci is a figure who has traveled millennia and still surprises us," and indicated the exhibition includes immersive galleries, scale models, projections of the Florentine artist's works, and drawings.

He added that the best part was the 360-degree projection room, where Da Vinci's life and work are projected in 3D for 30 minutes and included his pictorial works, anatomical drawings, maps and blueprints, as well as one of his most popular works, the “Mona Lisa.”

"Leonardo was someone who understood the flight of birds and who understood that from there, we would be transported to another dimension. The same with the wheel, with the bicycles and everything they will be able to know in this exhibition, in the last room they will be able to find out the great secrets of the ‘Mona Lisa,’ which is one of the most visited in the Louvre Museum in Paris."