Leonardo da Vinci

Inventor and Scientist

The exhibition presents Leonardo da Vinci as an inventive genius, far ahead of his time. More than 110 facsimiles and 25 models as well as interactive multimedia units provide insight into Leonardo‘s unimaginably rich and diverse, inventive and scientific work. The numerous working models range from fascinating inventions, like a fully functional parachute, to war machines of exotic appearance as well as incredibly forward-looking studies for an automobile and an instrument for accurate time-keeping. Visitors may touch these models and make them work and, in so doing, learn about and come to understand the “anatomy of machines”.

Exhibition objects: 119 facsimiles, 25 models and 12 interactive multimedia-stations
Exhibition space: 800 sqm
Catalog: german, english, italian

Exhibition venues:
Automobil Forum Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany, 09.10.01 – 18.11.01
Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland, 19.03.02 – 20.10.02
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte, Saarland, Germany, 31.10.02 – 31.03.03
Magazzini del Cotone, Genoa, Italy, 15.11.03 – 28.03.04
Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany, 11.12.04 – 28.03.05
Ladopoulos Exhibition Hall, Patras, Greece, 09.01.06 – 02.04.06
Sofia Municipal Museum, Bulgaria, 11.01.07 – 25.03.07
BASF-Gallery, Schwarzheide, Germany, 25.01.08 – 09.03.08
Municipality of Gouves, Crete, Greece, 01.04.09 – 18.10.09
New Castle Meersburg, Germany, 29.05.10 – 30.09.10
Mylos Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece, 05.02. – 05.06.11
Schloss Britz, Berlin, Germany, 17.02.13 – 16.06.13
Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany, 20.07.13 – 12.01.14
Schloss Augustusburg, Germany, 01.04.15. – 31.10.15
Schloss Homburg, Germany, 10.03.18 – 13.05.18
Osthaus Museum Hagen, Germany, 15.09.19 – 12.01.20

Visitors:  2.055.498 (status as of 2018)

 

Installation view at Neues Schloss Meersburg, Germany

Exhibition view at Neues Schloss Meersburg, Germany

The foetus and the inner lining of the uterus (ca. 1510-1513)

Anatomical cross-section of a woman (ca. 1507)

Design of a swing bridge (ca. 1490)

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