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Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius – Asheville, NC
An event every day that begins at 1:00 am, repeating until February 20, 2023
Take a look inside one of the world’s most well-known minds when Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius opens for a seven-month run at Amherst at Deerpark on the grounds of Biltmore.
The third installment of Biltmore’s Legends of Art & Innovation exhibition series, Leonardo da Vinci explains and draws together all aspects of da Vinci’s life and times, his key achievements, and how his talents, thoughts, innovations and inventions are still just as relevant today, some 500 years later.
This immersive experience includes replicas of da Vinci’s large-scale machine inventions and detailed reproductions of his masterpiece paintings, codices and drawings.
Twenty models of the machines that da Vinci designed are featured, each model constructed directly from the pages of da Vinci’s codices. Artisans who did the work used materials readily available in the 15th century including wood, cotton, brass, iron, canvas and chord.
Da Vinci’s achievements in painting are also examined in this exhibition. Of his well-known masterpieces, guests will learn about creation of the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and the Vitruvian Man, one of da Vinci’s most famous and recognizable illustrations.
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