Following the highly successful exhibition «From Monet to Kandinsky. Visions Alive», the new immersive multimedia exhibition «ITALIAN RENAISSANCE» will have its WORLD PREMIERE at River City Bangkok on August 8, 2019.
The exhibition «Italian Renaissance» has been specially designed and produced for River City Bangkok.
It presents works of four extraordinary artists, titans of the Renaissance – Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli. They lived and worked more than 500 years ago, but their legacy lives on, highly appreciated all over the world. Visitors to the exhibition can enjoy the Italian Masters masterpieces in the most modern multimedia format with unique combination of HD projections, animated graphics and music.
Glory of the Past
At the beginning of the 15th century, Italy experienced a cultural rebirth, a Renaissance that would massively affect all sectors of society. Turning away from the preceding Gothic and Romanesque periods' iconography, Florentine artists spurred a rejuvenation of the glories of classical art in line with a more humanistic and individualistic emerging contemporary era. Based in this flourishing new environment that empowered people to fully immerse themselves in studies of the humanities, funded by the generosity of the Medici family, Early Renaissance artists began to create work intensified by knowledge of architecture, philosophy, theology, mathematics, science, and design. The innovations that emerged in art during this period would go on to cause reverberations, which continue to influence creative and cultural arenas today.
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are undoubtedly the period's most notable legends who exemplify the term "Renaissance" man in their proficiency and mastery of multiple subjects and interests.
Leonardo da Vinci was indeed the first prime exemplar of the term "Renaissance Man" as he immersed in the comprehension and accomplishment great scale of varied interests. But although his exhaustive personal interests led to his mastery of multiple fields, he is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. His iconic works continue to be studied and revered today.
Michelangelo is one of art history's earliest true "characters." He was a polymath genius who is widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance period. Michelangelo's most seminal pieces – the massive painting of the biblical narratives in the Sistine Chapel, the 17-foot tall testament to male perfection David, and the heartbreakingly genuine Pietà – are considered some of the world's most genius works of art, drawing large numbers of tourists to this day.
Raphael not only mastered the signature techniques of High Renaissance art such as sfumato, perspective, precise anatomical correctness, and authentic emotionality and expression, he also incorporated an individual style noted for its clarity, rich color, effortless composition, and grandeur that was distinctly his own.
Botticelli bridged the gap between the Medieval Gothic style of painting and an emerging Humanist Realism. His work incorporated an emerging knowledge of human anatomy and perspective, yet it retains a decorative quality.
Brought to life with 21st century technology
The multimedia exhibition «Italian Renaissance» is the story of four masters of their time, their work dynamically presented in with surround sound and large projection. Legendary frescos from historic Italian buildings and canvases from museums all over the world easily get their new lives with the help of digital technologies. The projections are changing from one to another, coming to life and moving in the rhythm of music and capturing the viewer into the flood of colors and sounds.
«Italian Renaissance» exhibition is also a serious educational platform. Before entering multimedia show, visitors will be able to take in the biographies of the artists and stories of their work and the period, the viewer opens the source of sense in the art of the past, which is full of symbols and hidden content.
Design and Production
The exhibition «Italian Renaissance» is developed and designed by VISION MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS, a company with an expertise in design, production and touring exhibitions in modern multimedia formats. The technologies used in development of their exhibitions include multichannel animation graphics, dozens of modern beamers of the highest resolution, huge screens and surrounding sound. Among the previous successful exhibiting projects of the company are «From Monet to Kandinsky. Visions Alive» and «Van Gogh. Live in Art» presented around the world from 2014 to 2019.
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE will make world debut at RCB Galleria on the 2nd floor of River City Bangkok, starting from August 8 until October 31, 2019.