Bruges is organising the largest exhibition on Da Vinci ever
Photo: Beurs van Berlage
In Bruges is from Thursday, the largest exhibition ever of Leonardo da Vinci. More than hundred models of the inventions and machines of the Italian genius in the coming months to display in the Belgian city.
Also, more than one hundred original sketches and notebooks of Da Vinci (1452 -1519), and some of the contemporaries of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo.
Attention is given to aircraft, helicopters, submarines, bikes, weapons, measuring instruments and bridges that Da Vinci invented or designed. Also his vision on architecture and anatomy will be discussed.
Between the models there are several inventions true to size, prepared, where visitors can get to work. So they may be a mobile bridge – the ‘Mona Lisa under the bridges’ – building with sticks.
The exhibition will travel in november to Istanbul and after that to Dubai, Singapore and the USA. The expo is for the time being not to the Netherlands, says a spokesperson of the organization.