Almost as ingenious as the work
of the master himself
He fascinates us to this day. Leonardo, the man from Vinci, a small town in what is now the province of Florence. “uomo universale”, the universal man, is what Leonardo da Vinci was called in Italy. He represents the ideal image of man at the time of the Renaissance. What distinguishes him from many of his famous contemporaries such as Michelangelo, Raphael or Botticelli is his universality. From painting to a wide variety of engineering arts to mathematics and anatomy he has developed precise observations and groundbreaking thoughts. This makes him the first “uomo universale”.
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AN EXPERIENCE OF A SPECIAL KIND
A fantastic show on Europe’s largest round 360° screen
Of course, the Visiodrom also features the matching immersive Leonardo da Vinci show. Creative and visually powerful, Leonardo’s works are wrapped in fantastic new worlds of color, paired with varied music. The show brings Leonardo’s machines to life, showcasing his fantastic studies and drawings as well as all 17 paintings, from the Mona Lisa to The Last Supper. The Leonardo show comes from the same creative team that staged the Monet show so impressively.
An enormously versatile exhibition awaits you
Real models of his inventions, detailed background information and digital adventure tours make Leonardo da Vinci easy to understand. All exhibits are also available as virtual 3D models for your own cell phone to take home. Nothing more than your own cell phone is needed for the new digital experience tours. Those interested in art, fans of engineering and children will all get their money’s worth here in various degrees of difficulty and playfully discover Leonardo’s work at their own pace. And there will also be an augmented reality tour on the popular Skywalk of Wuppertal’s Gaskessel, allowing you to discover Leonardo’s machines and designs in surprising places.
ODYSSEY OF KNOWLEDGE
Codices – the collection of his life
Throughout his life, Leonardo recorded his thoughts, observations and ideas in notebooks. Current research estimates that he left between 10,000 and 13,000 pages, with an estimated 100,000 sketches and drawings on all subjects, in addition to his manuscripts.
Strong partners for a
Dr. Hiram Kümper provided academic support for the exhibition. He is Professor of Late Medieval and Early Modern History at the University of Mannheim.
The exhibition is also supported by the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics there has decades of experience with Leonardo through its project “DA VINCI – Bewegende Erfindungen”. The models that can now be experienced in Wuppertal have already been the highlights of a wide variety of Leonardo exhibitions in museums throughout Europe.
“LEONARDO DA VINCI – UOMO UNIVERSALE”
Facts and figures on the new dimension:
- term until spring 2024
- immersive projection show on Europe’s largest 360° screen
- 6,500 m² projection area (more than a soccer field)
- 47 m high screen
- 33 high-power laser projectors
- on 6 projection surfaces including floor and ceiling projection
- more than 65 million native pixels