• 3
    1/3
  • 3
    2/3
  • 3
    3/3
14 December
11 November
4:00pm

Leonardo da Vinci: Even in Istanbul

@UNIQ Istanbul
2017-12-14 17:00:00 2018-04-07 11:30:00 Europe/Istanbul Leonardo da Vinci: Even in Istanbul

From December 14 until April 7, a full-scale Leonardo da Vinci expo, with original sketches and true-to-size replicas of this Renaissance genius’ work, will be open for viewers at the UNIQ Istanbul Museum.

10 years of intensive study on Leonardo da Vinci’s collections by a team of historians, engineers, graphic designers, and craftsmen have led to the fruition of this exciting exhibition, not to be missed and sure to be visited again and again.

The exhibition will feature 100 replicas of Da Vinci’s inventions that have been created from his detailed sketches. The replicas range from small to large, from sixty centimeters to 5 meters in size, and some of them are in their original dimensions as noted in the sketches. The largest piece of the exhibition is Leonardo da Vinci’s never-created bridge on the Golden Horn. In 1502, da Vinci wrote a letter to Sultan II and proposed building a bridge across the Golden Horn. The replica shown in this exhibition has been scaled down to 7 meters; yet, it represents a significant piece of history and architecture that brings viewers closer to an imaginary bridge that could have been built in Istanbul.

Along with these replicas, there are nearly 200 original manuscripts, paintings, and drawings by da Vinci himself. In addition, there are 30 original pieces by other Renaissance artists, such as Giorgio Vasari, Donatello, Verrocchio, Giambologna, Raphael, Francesco Guardi and Canaletto, who were inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s works. 

This exhibition can be visited by people of all ages, and it can serve as a useful teaching tool for children, students, and schools in teaching them about the incredible artist, inventor, and architect, amongst many other innovative roles, that Leonardo da Vinci held. As the expo debuts in Istanbul on December 14, being able to see hundreds of his designs in their 3D form is sure to be inspiring and educational for all.

UNIQ Istanbul YYYY/MM/DD

From December 14 until April 7, a full-scale Leonardo da Vinci expo, with original sketches and true-to-size replicas of this Renaissance genius’ work, will be open for viewers at the UNIQ Istanbul Museum.

10 years of intensive study on Leonardo da Vinci’s collections by a team of historians, engineers, graphic designers, and craftsmen have led to the fruition of this exciting exhibition, not to be missed and sure to be visited again and again.

The exhibition will feature 100 replicas of Da Vinci’s inventions that have been created from his detailed sketches. The replicas range from small to large, from sixty centimeters to 5 meters in size, and some of them are in their original dimensions as noted in the sketches. The largest piece of the exhibition is Leonardo da Vinci’s never-created bridge on the Golden Horn. In 1502, da Vinci wrote a letter to Sultan II and proposed building a bridge across the Golden Horn. The replica shown in this exhibition has been scaled down to 7 meters; yet, it represents a significant piece of history and architecture that brings viewers closer to an imaginary bridge that could have been built in Istanbul.

Along with these replicas, there are nearly 200 original manuscripts, paintings, and drawings by da Vinci himself. In addition, there are 30 original pieces by other Renaissance artists, such as Giorgio Vasari, Donatello, Verrocchio, Giambologna, Raphael, Francesco Guardi and Canaletto, who were inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s works. 

This exhibition can be visited by people of all ages, and it can serve as a useful teaching tool for children, students, and schools in teaching them about the incredible artist, inventor, and architect, amongst many other innovative roles, that Leonardo da Vinci held. As the expo debuts in Istanbul on December 14, being able to see hundreds of his designs in their 3D form is sure to be inspiring and educational for all.