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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Studio of Leonardo da Vinci

A special exhibition Marvellous Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci is currently being held at the Hong Kong Science Museum. The Exhibition displays 16 full scale replicas of da Vinci's famous paintings, including The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. The show runs from 8 Oct 2010 to 9 Feb 2011.


We were there to capture some of these famous replicas.

The Madonna of the Carnation
This tempera and oil on poplar portraits the young virgin Mary and baby Jesus. Mary is holding a carnation that is interpreted as a healing symbol.

The Madonna of the Yarnwinder
This oil on wood painting portraits Mary and child Jesus. The original painting was stolen in 2005 and recovered in 2007.

St. John the Baptist
It is believed that this is the last painting of Leonardo da Vinci. Most of us wonder the meaning of St. John's pose. And quite frankly, this picture reminds me of Mr. David Copperfield.

Mona Lisa
This is the most famous painting in the world that requires little introduction. The benefit of viewing a replica is the pleasure of getting up-closed with the stunning painting that exhibits all the merits of the technique "Sfumaro".

The Last Supper
This is another famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, featuring Jesus and his disciples in the last supper before Jesus's arrest and death. Dan Brown's novel carefully "decoded" this painting in an entertaining way.