“Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are”
That phrase has always stuck with me throughout my life. I was always a firm believer that if you surround yourself with genius, that you too could be influenced and taught to become one. This is why I love surrounding myself with smart, driven and intelligent people.
This is also why I often like to surround myself with works and inspirations from geniuses!
The illuminati was there to guard Da Vinci’s works
With that said, I was extremely excited when I found out that the genius, Leonardo Da Vinci, would be coming to the Philippines!
OK, well, not him exactly, but the Da Vinci works were scheduled to make a visit to Manila at the Mind Museum.
I got to see first hand the works and thoughts of a genius!
The Da Vinci exhibit itself was split up into 13 categories based on the field of work, allowing you to experience the entire collection of genius, one compilation at a time. It’s really tough to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I’d say that the “Da Vinci Flight” works definitely caught my attention.
There were over 200 pieces of Da Vinci’s works to include paintings, war machines, flying contraptions and his notes that’ll surely capture your amazement. It just comes to show you how powerful our mind really is.
Seeing his writings and drawings got me thinking about my own scribbles and writings.
This exhibit was carefully collaborated with Leonardo Da Vinci experts from Italy and France.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.
Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time, with their fame approached only by Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam. Leonardo’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon, being reproduced on items as varied as the euro coin, textbooks, and T-shirts. Da Vinci’s artworks, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivaled only by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo.
Leonardo Da Vinci is also revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualized a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull, also outlining a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were even feasible during his lifetime, but some of his smaller inventions, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded. He made important discoveries in anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics, but he did not publish his findings and they had no direct influence on later science.
Check out this post on our site for more photos of the Da Vinci exhibit works – http://www.wheninmanila.com/da-vinci-the-genius-exhibit-at-the-mind-museum-the-man-who-invented-everything/
And to get more info about the exhibit, check out the details here – http://www.wheninmanila.com/da-vinci-in-manila-da-vinci-the-genius-exhibition-at-the-mind-museum/
Explore interactive inventions, unravel Mona Lisa’s secrets and more! Da Vinci-The Genius at The Mind Museum: September 1 – November 30, 2013.
Book now at http://tickets.themindmuseum.org/. Tickets are also available at the Ticket Booth, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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I was able to catch another top blogger excited to see the Da Vinci exhibit, my friend Anton Diaz of OurAwesomePlanet.com
Some artworks interactive while others were off limits to touching…. I think the illuminati caught me touching something I shouldn’t have been