Da Vinci – The Genius Exhibition

Da Vinci After Dark at The Amazing Place

Da Vinci After Dark at The Amazing Place

The very popular Da Vinci After Dark is coming to Gauteng. For one night only at The Amazing Place in Sandton, guests can admire the Genius of Da Vinci while enjoying a range of quality wines from Solms-Delta Wine Estate and indulge in some delicious canapés. This is an adults-only evening and is sure to be a memorable night out as you admire the awe-inspiring accomplishments of the great Leonardo Da Vinci. The special R300 per person rate includes entry to the exhibition, an audio guide, as well as cheese and wine.

Date: Thursday, 29 May
Time: 18hoo – 20h00
Place: The Amazing Place, Mount Lebanon Road, Woodmead, Sandton
Price: R300 per person (18 years+ only)

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Some Interesting Facts about Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Facts

  • Leonardo da Vinci was one of the first Italian painters to us oil paint.
  • He was the first to describe that the sky is blue because of the way that air scatters light.
  • Leonardo was left handed and had dyslexia.
  • The notes of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions were written backwards to make it difficult for other people to steal any of his ideas.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci stole corpses from graveyards to study human anatomy.
  • He had no children and never married.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci was a vegetarian.
  • Leonardo was the illegitimate child and was raised by his single father Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci.
  • The name Leonardo Da Vinci directly translates to Leonard from the town of Vinci.
  • Many of Da Vinci’s paintings were left unfinished.
  • Leonardo destroyed much of his own work.
  • Leonardo drew the plans for an armored car in 1485 and invented the bicycle 300 years before it first appeared on the roads. He sketched the first parachute, the first helicopter, the first tank and the first repeating rife.
  • Da Vinci had a great interest in flying and made many studies of birds in flight. He drew plans for several flying machines.
  • The lips of Mona Lisa took Leonardo Da Vinci about ten years to complete.
  • Leonardo often bought caged birds so that he could set them free.


The Amazing Place is  hosting the Da Vinci – The Genius exhibition from the 2nd of April to the 22nd of June 2014.

Opening of Da Vinci – The Genius at The Amazing Place

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The opening of the Da Vinci – The Genius is at The Amazing Place is upon us. Starting tomorrow the 2nd of April and continuing until the 22nd of June, the exhibition demonstrates the full range of Leonardo Da Vinci’s remarkable achievement as artist, inventor, engineer, anatomist, sculptor, architect, musician, and mathematician.

Visit the Da Vinci – The Genius is at The Amazing Place and experience:

  • Reproductions of famous Leonardo paintings such as The Virgin of the Rocks and The Annunciation.
  • The newest Leonardo finding Bella Pricipessa.
  • Leonardo’s remarkable anatomical sketches.
  • Sketches for the lost painting Anghiari Battle.
  • Three-dimensional and interactive representations of The Last Supper.
  • Educational activities for children.
  • Full-scale replicas of Leonardo’s machine inventions.
  • Prominent replica of the Mona Lisa.
  • Interactive touchscreens featuring facsimiles of Da Vinci’s codices.
  • HD animations of the Sforza Horse and Vitruvian Man

This exhibition is not to be missed and promises to be an inspirational experience for art, philosophy, engineering, medicine, history, architect and mathematics enthusiasts.

Tickets are available online from Webtickets. Visitors will also be able to purchase tickets at the venue from 2 April 2014 (although online bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment in the event of tickets selling out).

Quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci

Quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci’s genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal as a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.  Renowned primarily as a painter, Leonardo’s Mona Lisa is the most parodied portrait and his The Last Supper is the most reproduced religious painting of all time.  Leonardo is also revered for his technological ingenuity with conceptualized flying machines, a tank, concentrated solar power, an adding machine and the double hull.

The following are some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s quotes to help you get acquainted with the genius of this Renaissance man.

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/

The Amazing Place is excited to announce that they will be hosting the Da Vinci – The Genius exhibition from the 2nd of April to the 22nd of June 2014.