Monday, October 14, 2013

DA VINCI AT THE MIND MUSEUM


Do you even know who Leonardo da Vinci is?  Honestly, I only had known him for his paintings and art installations such as the famous Mona Lisa, the Last Supper and the Vitruvian Man.  

The Mind Museum at Taguig City, Metro Manila opened up exciting revelations on the life of Da Vinci through this most comprehensive exhibit on the life a genius.  

He is an inventor, scientist, artist, engineer, musician, event organizer and an architect amidst the very controversial life that he had.




It was one weekend when a good friend of mine, Jaja, and I decided that we visit the Mind Museum to engage in some sort of an educational trip for a change.  It was already around 7PM in the evening and so, since we won't be able to appreciate the mind museum if everything would be visited at a breeze, we decided to settle for the Da Vinci Museum.  And it was good decision!

We paid 250.00 pesos each for the entrance fee and hurried to the museum.

The visit started with a documentary film showing on the life and works of Leonardo Da Vinci at their mini theater.  I learned a lot from the said documentary and was even surprised that even during the renaissance period, scandals already exist.  One phase on the life of Da Vinci was the scandal he was placed into for a sexual affair with another man.  Yes, Leonardo Da Vinci was a homosexual.  It was a knowledge new for me.

The film lasted for about an hour and after which, we then roam around the museum to witness the life-sized, interactive replications of his inventions, that is:  the bicycle, glider, scuba-diving equipment, tank and many others, said to be crafted by Italian artisans.





The museum is divided into sections as to which particular subject matter Da Vinci made his inventions and advanced thoughts in the various fields of sciences.  The known subject matter would be that of the arts, being as we are all familiar with, that Da Vinci is a creative and imaginative painter of his times.






There are rumors that the painting of Mona Lisa was a self-portrait of Da Vinci.  But is it really the truth?  Go find out for yourself and visit the Da Vinci Museum as the secrets of Mona Lisa are likewise unveiled.


Without necessarily divulging details of what to expect at the museum, I assure you that your visit is all worth it.  This is a rare opportunity for Filipinos as this will last only until 30 November 2013.


The Mind Museum is located at: JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.








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