Da Vinci Inventions
Beginning 5th of May 2018, Kalmar Castle will present Da Vinci – Inventions, the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created. The interactive experience will immerse guests in Leonardo’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art.
Da Vinci – Inventions demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius as an inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. An extensive range of unique pieces includes numerous examples of his machine inventions, and entertaining animations of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works. Visitors will be able to push, pull, crank and interact with many of these exhibits for a hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.
Da Vinci – Inventions offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds an entertaining, educational and enlightening experience, whether they are art and history aficionados or seeing da Vinci’s work for the first time.
Created under the auspices of Museo Leonardo da Vinci – Rome, Italy, and with the assistance of a number of experts in Italy, Da Vinci – Inventions celebrates one of the most revered and dynamic minds of all time. The exhibition features 13 compelling themed areas of da Vinci’s work, offering visitors an unmatched look inside the mind of the ultimate Renaissance man who laid the groundwork for some of modern society’s most impactful inventions, such as the helicopter, airplane, automobile, submarine, parachute and bicycle.
All of the inventions brought to life for Da Vinci – Inventions were crafted by Italian artisans, many using the same techniques and materials from the Renaissance period. Scouring more than 6,000 pages from da Vinci’s personal codices (notebooks), the artisans deciphered hidden clues, intentional mistakes and mirror-image writing that da Vinci employed to keep his works top secret.
The exhibition was developed by Grande Exhibitions, under the kind auspices of the Commune di Roma, Commune di Firenze and Citta Di Venezia.
Da Vinci – Inventions will be open daily 5 May–4 November 2018.