Leonardo 4D Experience

Leonardo 4dExperience

500 Years Of Genius

The anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death is the occasion celebrated all over the world to remember the genius of the artist, the inventor, the Man who, more than anyone else with his work, was able to lay the foundations of modernity by placing himself at the centre of the Renaissance. The 4 D experiences project intends to use the most advanced digital technologies to give users a multisensory experience of some of Leonardo’s intuitions, realisations and studies.

Without any pretense of investigating or reconstructing all the work left behind by the Tuscan genius, the intention is to divulge to the audience, with special attention to children, just a few important aspects of his achievements through interactive tools that will highlight:



Leonardo Da Vinci was the star of Viareggio’s summer 2019, with an outdoor display that thrilled 45,800 visitors throughout the central Piazza Mazzini.

Inside the geodesic sphere, positioned on the Belvedere delle Maschere, 4D virtual reality experiences were possible: more than 5,000 people were made to fly through the landscapes and hidden cities of three fundamental works of the Tuscan Genius: the Virgin of the Rocks (preserved in the Louvre); the Mona Lisa and the Annunciation. The interior and exterior of the dome has been projected with images of the works in the interactive multi-sensory reproduction and drawings of the machines designed by the artist. The technologies used involved the five senses.

Leonardo’s polyhedrons representing the natural elements (air, water and fire) and the Vitruvian Man, fulcrum of the mathematical interpretation of the universe and essential basis of the Renaissance, were projected onto the fountain in Piazza Mazzini.

The facade of the Palazzo delle Muse (Viareggio Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art) was videoprojected with the floral motifs taken from Leonardo’s works that are the protagonists of the virtual reality experience.

The creation of an entirely outdoor setting, the use of state-of-the-art technology, the protagonism given to the audience, who were not spectators but lived an immersive experience in the first person, and, last but not least, the artistic approach of the contents, aimed at investigating certain aspects of Leonardo’s work (landscapes flowers and nature, polyhedrons) through the reinterpretation of more than 400 drawings by the artist, most of them taken from the Codex Atlanticus, made the exhibition unprecedented and unique, and it was freely accessible to the audience, on the initiative of the Municipality of Viareggio with the contribution of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca.

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