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Jakarta exhibition to showcase Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated works

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Jakarta  /  Wed, January 29, 2020  /  12:35 pm
Jakarta exhibition to showcase Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated works

Visitors to Paris' Louvre Museum take pictures of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' painting with their smartphones in 2017. A reproduction of the painting is to be exhibited at the 'Leonardo Opera Omnia' in Jakarta from Feb. 6 to March 3. (Shutterstock/File)

The Leonardo Opera Omnia, an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci’s death, is scheduled to be held at the Bank Mandiri Museum in Central Jakarta from Feb. 6 to March 3.

The Leonardo Opera Omnia exhibition would allow visitors to understand da Vinci's life by revealing it through his paintings, is part of a collaboration between the Italian Embassy in Jakarta, the Italian Cultural Institute and the museum.

Curated by renowned Italian art historian Antonio Paolucci, Leonardo Opera Omnia is to display 17 high-definition reproductions of da Vinci’s paintings in their original scales, including his two most celebrated works, The Last Supper and Mona Lisa.

Launched in February last year, the Leonardo Opera Omnia exhibition has been held in several places in other Asian countries, including China, Malaysia and Myanmar.

Throughout this year, both the Italian Embassy in Jakarta and the Italian Cultural Institute will also hold a series of events related to the European Renaissance period that started in the 14th century in Florence, Italy. The period is said to mark the golden era of cultural achievements in Europe.

Among the events to be held are a one-day seminar entitled "Study Day Dedicated to the Conservation and Valorization of Heritage" on Feb. 19 at the National Gallery of Indonesia that would feature an Italian conservation expert and a Renaissance costume exhibition from Feb. 10 to 22 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Central Jakarta.

The organizers are also to hold a theater performance dubbed Maturina fantesca, erede di Leonardo da Vinci by Patrizia Balloni on Feb. 24 at Gedung 9 of School of Cultural Sciences in the University of Indonesia in Depok, West Java. (wir/kes)

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