This spring, The Venetian Las Vegas unveiled Da Vinci The Exhibition, including 65 fully built, life-size inventions, 20 fine art pieces and dozens of extraordinary exhibits detailing the life and works of one of history’s all-time greatest geniuses.
The space has been set up to welcome private cocktail receptions for groups up to 300, with private tours and lectures upon request. Some of the most high-profile highlights of Da Vinci The Exhibition include recreations of the “Great Kite” and a full scale military tank.
Created by Imagine Exhibitions, the themed galleries examine the breadth and scope of da Vinci’s incredibly advanced understanding of science, mathematics, nature, and the relationship between the three. The artist’s intricate designs and extraordinary early concepts are spotlighted, including his advanced designs for the helicopter, tank, SCUBA, crane, clock, submarine and his urban design plan for a modern city.
Additionally, various multimedia experiences and documentary presentations throughout the space will provide a multitude of supplementary information on da Vinci’s discoveries and creative process.
According to Imagine Exhibitions: “Each invention featured within Da Vinci The Exhibition was handcrafted utilizing a modern translation of da Vinci’s unique mirrored writing style in an ancient Florentine dialect. Trained artisans used these translations to construct full-scale models and bring the master’s two-dimensional plans to life.”
The range of da Vinci’s talent was exhaustive in many different disciplines. The exhibition also examines the original Renaissance Man’s artistic side, with educational exhibits detailing the history of “Mona Lisa,” “The Last Supper,” “Portrait of a Young Man,” “Virgin of the Rocks,” “St. John the Baptist” and others.
Lastly, the exhibition showcases da Vinci’s prowess in medical academia and the world of anatomy, which was up until that time a taboo subject. Visiting groups will learn about subjects such as the golden ratio and “Vitruvian Man,” complemented by enlarged examples of the artist’s sketches and notes made during his controversial research.