The Italian Genius: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Workshop at the SM MOA!
Thanks to Dan Brown, Leonardo da Vinci has become a pop culture phenomenon. He’s no longer just the artist who painted the “Mona Lisa”. But apart from leaving secret messages in his other masterpiece, “The Last Supper”, I was amazed to discover that Da Vinci was also a genius who thought of and sketched his ideas for dozens of machines now being used today.
Da Vinci’s Workshop: An interactive gallery of the works of the Italian genius at the SM MOA
My little six-year-old, however, already knew that. “It’s the flying machine!” he exclaimed as he rushed to the first of the 60 or so of Da Vinci’s creations brought to life at the Da Vinci’s Workshop Exhibit at the SM Mall of Asia last Sunday. Ten has read about Da Vinci’s experiments to make machines fly in a children’s book.
Before the Wright brothers invented the airplane, Da Vinci tried to figure out how to make man fly.
The traveling exhibit shows Da Vinci’s designs as executed by artists and experts from Argentina. These designs were so well ahead of his time and include the first concepts of a bicycle, a military tank, and even a scuba suit!
Da Vinci’s idea of a perfect city
A revolving crane….today’s construction crane
A scuba suit and skis
Aside from giving you a glimpse of Da Vinci’s genius and brilliance, the exhibit is interactive. Kids can touch and play with the life-sized working inventions made of wood, glue and rope!
Challenge yourself to make a self-supporting bridge with just sticks!
War machines. According to Ten, the one on the left can easily strike down 7 bad piggies!
The Mona Lisa
Can you crack the hidden codes?
The Vitruvian Man…and the very friendly tour guides
The workshop will run until October. Admission is only P200.00!