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Leonardo da Vinci has been a man active and talented in so many different areas that he may be called one of the few genius' in history of mankind. He was scientist, engineer and a brilliant inventor. The exhibition discovers his intelligence and creativity as never seen again. Explore the myths and legends of this universal genius and his inventions which inspire and challenge us even 550 years later. The exhibition contains more than 60 3-dimensional, mostly interactive machines, built as full scale and smaller scale models. They have been recreated based on the original codices, the notebooks Leonardo da Vinci carried with him to record his findings. The machines have been created maticulously using material used at his times: wood, metal, cloth and ropes. The functionality of the machines is described in detail by computer simulations and videoguides that visitors can interactively handle.
550 years ago a man was born who would change the world. On April 15, 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci - a small city in the Italian province of Tuscany. From humble beginnings as a farmer’s son, he became a universal genius – the most famous artist and scientist of all time.
Leonardo’s inventions set new standards in the areas of:
- hydraulic machinery, e.g. pumps
- mechanical machinery, e.g. automobiles, gear works
- machinery of war, e.g. tanks, cannon
- flying machines, e.g. air screw, parachute
At the time of their inception, his inventions were so progressive that only a few could be realised using existing materials and manufacturing methods.
Leonardo was a painter, sculptor, architect, art historian, musician, natural scientist, writer and inventor. This universal genius left the world with a treasure of revolutionary ideas and inventions, some of which we still use in our daily lives. Leonardo’s genius continues to challenge the spectacular and unthinkable.