Da Vinci: Shaping The Future

Da Vinci: Shaping The Future
  • DATE

    Nov 15, 2014 - May 31, 2015

  • Venue

    ArtScience Museum

    10 Bayfront Avenue
    Singapore 018956
  • Ticket Price
    (Exclude booking fee)
    S$14.00 - S$22.00
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Da Vinci: Shaping the Future is a journey through the work and legacy of the most celebrated artist and scientist of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Presenting original masterpieces by da Vinci for the first time in Southeast Asia, the exhibition focuses on the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci’s largest notebook.

Featuring groundbreaking designs, stunning artistic sketches and pioneering technological innovations, the Codex Atlanticus is the basis for an exploration of five key areas of da Vinci’s mastery: mathematics, natural sciences, architecture, technology, and music. 

Original paintings by the School of da Vinci are presented in the centre of the exhibition, while the original pages of the Codex Atlanticus are displayed at the end.  Interwoven throughout the journey are five contemporary art installations, including three new commissions, which reveal how da Vinci's ideas and thinking remains strikingly resonant today.

Combining his original works, with innovative contemporary design, interactive exhibits, technology, film and contemporary art, the exhibition presents rich insights into da Vinci’s art, science, technology and his fascination with nature. 

As the pioneer of what has become known as systemic thinking, da Vinci's approach to interweave connections among different disciplines, mark him out as a figure centuries ahead of his time.  Although he was born more than 500 years ago, da Vinci's genius, creativity, and unique approach continue to inspire and shape the future we live in.