Da Vinci in high definition
A selection of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci will be presented in a HD digital format during "Leonardo Opera Omnia" at the Gallery, 3rd floor of River City Bangkok, Charoen Krung 24, from tomorrow until Oct 7.
Held to mark da Vinci's 500th anniversary of his death by the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with Rai Com, the exhibition will feature 17 digital reproductions of the complete paintings by the Italian Renaissance artist. They are shown in the exact dimensions and actual sizes of the original works, which include the Mona Lisa, one of the most valuable paintings in the world; the Annunciation, a work by a youthful da Vinci; Lady With An Ermine, one of only four portraits of women painted by the artist; and the rarely seen The Last Supper, which can be found in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
Thanks to sophisticated modern digital techniques, visitors will be able to examine and enjoy the great master's most famous works like never before. The backlighting system adjusts the light intensity and the colour temperature. It is the first time these works have been presented with these enhancements, providing a truly unique experience.
The exhibition is a collaboration between a number of highly regarded professional photographers.
The exhibition will be open to the public daily from 10am to 10pm. Admission is free.
Lady With An Ermine. photos courtesy of Embassy of Italy