Monday, December 12, 2016

Da Vinci

Part of the Da Vinci exhibit was about a Parisian Engineer (Pascal Cotte) revealed secrets about the Mona Lisa
It was truly fascinating. But what was the MOST amazing (to Mom and Memere) was what the ORIGINAL colors of the Mona Lisa was when it was first painted.
You can see the difference below.

The sky and mountains were blue and her sleeves were a beautiful rich gold color. Mom would LOVE a poster of that!
They had other paintings and drawings there that were so fabulous Mom and Memere just stared at them, taking them all in.
The rest of the exhibit was fascinating as well. Leonardo invented a parachute (that worked) a scuba suit (that worked) the life preserver, he had ideas for a helicopter, tank and combat bridges. Da Vinci was always curious and always trying to figure out things and make them better. 
It was an awesome exhibit and if it comes to your area, you should definitely go see it.

"I have been impressed by the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Being willing is not enough. We must do." Leonard da Vinci


The Selvage Fairy said...

Is the yellowing just due to aging of the varnish? She is truly beautiful.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Very interesting! Never knew any of these things
Lily & Edward