Leonardo Da Vinci’s Works at ArtScience Museum in Singapore

Drawing of a giant crossbow by Leonardo da Vinci image courtesy of Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Art enthusiasts around Southeast Asia are in for a treat as works of one of history’s most famous polymath and one artists, Leonardo Da Vinci debuts in the region at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Original masterpieces from Leonardo da Vinci, will be making their Southeast Asian debut this November 2014.

Drawing of a mechanical wing by Leonardo da Vinci (Circa 1490) image courtesy of Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Drawing of a mechanical wing by Leonardo da Vinci (Circa 1490) image courtesy of Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

These masterpieces are travelling to Singapore from one of the world’s great Renaissance museums, Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy. Working with the Ambrosiana in association with the Foundation Cardinale Federico Borromeo, ArtScience Museum has curated a groundbreaking new exhibition,

Da Vinci: Shaping the Future is a major exhibition and will only be shown in Singapore, will present 26 original pages of the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci’s largest notebook, which collects together some of his most important drawings and writings. It also features six original paintings from the School of Leonardo.It focuses on five key domains of Da Vinci’s mastery: mathematics, natural sciences, technology, architecture and music. exhibition will open to the public from 15 November 2014 to May 2015.

Combining his original works with interactive exhibits, technology, film and art, this rare exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore da Vinci’s knowledge that has shaped the future beyond the Renaissance period.

“There is no more fitting place to present original work by the world’s most celebrated artist and scientist, Leonardo da Vinci, than ArtScience Museum. Not only are we bringing masterpieces by one of history’s greatest geniuses to Singapore for the very first time, but we are doing so in a way that emphasises just how influential Leonardo da Vinci has been, and remains today,” said Ms. Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum. “Leonardo da Vinci was a visionary ahead of his time and his works brilliantly illustrate the interdependence between art and science. This exhibition is the perfect representation of ArtScience Museum’s ongoing efforts to showcase the creativity and interrelation of art, science and technology.”

ArtScience Museum is also providing visitors with the rare opportunity to view masterpieces from the School of Leonardo, including paintings such as Saint John the Baptist (circa 1480-1524), The Adoration of Saint Roch (circa 1520-1530) and Portrait of a Lady (circa 1490-1495).