While staying at the Palazzo, we saw an ad for an exhibition at the Venetian about the life and works if Leonardo da Vinci. While known best perhaps for his painting, I knew he had a broader range of work than that. Our family went-a great decision!
The exhibit was of museum quality. When entering, the creators provided a timeline of Leonardo's life, citing dates for other major historical events occurring in the same year.
There were several of his original notebooks in the exhibit. It is impossible to do justice to the quality of Leonardo's sketches. He performed several autopsies in order to learn to sketch and paint in an anatomically correct manner. The price of admission would be justified by the exhibit of the restoration of the Mona Lisa alone. But what was the biggest surprise was seeng the models of the inventions Leonardo created. From manned flight to a diving suit, Leonardo's inventiveness was both wide and deep.
Our family spent an hour and could have used more time. The exhibit bills itself as the largest collection of Leonardo artifacts which are allowed to travel. I have no reason to doubt that claim. It will delight and amaze all.
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