On our last day to the Vegas Strip we visited the exquisite Venetian Resort & Casino to see the Da Vinci – The Genius Exhibition. As world travelers, my husband and I have visited Venice before and thought the hotel did a wonderful interpretation of what you can expect when visiting the beautiful city.
Find out more about The Genius Exhibition below!
Da Vinci – The Genius, located inside an exhibit hall of The Venetian offers a wonderful display of Leonardo’s work throughout the years. Here are some highlights to the exhibition:
· More than 75 life-size machine inventions crafted by Italian Artisans, many using techniques and materials from the Renaissance period. Scouring over 6,000 pages from da Vinci’s personal codices (notebooks), the Artisans deciphered hidden clues, intentional mistakes and mirror-image writing that da Vinci employed to keep his works top-secret.
· Interactive touch-screen tablets which offer in-depth explanations about da Vinci’s theories and ideas while connecting them to modern inventions.
· The illustrious Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibit, featuring the findings of French scientific engineer and examiner of fine art, Pascal Cotte. Granted unprecedented access, Cotte took “Mona Lisa” out of its frame at The Louvre toconduct an in-depth analysis of history’s most elusive work of art. Cotte’s study revealed dozens of secrets, and is showcased by 40 super-magnified, high-resolution sectional images exploring every aspect of the work.
· A special exhibit about a brand new da Vinci discovery: the mold and original bronze cast of the only known Leonardo da Vinci sculpture surviving today, “Horse and Rider.” Created more than 500 years ago from a block of solid beeswax, “Horse and Rider” was authenticated by the foremost authority on the life and works of da Vinci, Dr. Carlo Pedretti.
· Explorations of da Vinci’s most famous artwork, including three-dimensional renderings and analyses of “The Last Supper,” the “Vitruvian Man and the “Sforza Horse.” Guests can gain new perspectives on incredible reproductions of “Virgin of the Rocks,” “The Annunciation,” the controversial new Leonardo discovery “Bella Principessa,” da Vinci’s anatomical sketches, and preparatory drawings of the “Anghiari Battle.”
Due to popular demand Da Vinci – The Genius has been extended through January 27, 2013. We were very impressed with the exhibit and learned so much more than we ever knew about Leonardo Da Vinci. It was incredible how many pieces of his work were available for us to see in person. He truly was a genius!
One of our favorite parts was learning about all the secrets within the Mona Lisa painting. It was amazing! We also enjoyed the final room with a movie displaying The Last Supper and many facts about the painting.
If you plan a visit to Las Vegas within the next month, I highly recommend you add this exhibit to your itinerary. Tickets can be purchased online or at a box office.
The Venetian Hotel is located at 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109
Disclosure: All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. I was invited to attend the exhibit for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.