Monday, January 9, 2012

The Da Vinci Machines Exhibition

Sunday afternoon we headed downtown to the Da Vinci exhibit. The Da Vinci Machines Exhibition, on loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, contains over sixty hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo's 500 year old designs and is the life work of three generations of Florentine artisans, who have painstakingly brought to life the creations and concepts devised by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo Da Vinci. The exhibit has been extended to February 28th, which was helpful since I purchased two tickets through groupon last fall and we had not used them yet.

I will confess that I had only thought of Leonardo Da Vinci as a great painter. I had no idea that he had come up with thousands of inventions in his lifetime. It is hard to conceive that many of his ideas are utilized in things we take for granted today. The exhibit is very well done, and we were lucky to be there around the time that a guided tour was being offered. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about the exhibit. I later found out that he is the brother of one of my friends in the St. Louis Publishers Association. Small world! At any rate, I highly recommend seeing the exhibit.

1 comment:

Mrs. Wryly said...

Where is the magic exercise machine that can help one lose weight with minimal effort?