Six original papers of Leonardo Da Vinci are exhibited for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Curated by Marcello Smarrelli, the exhibition entitled Leonardo Da Vinci Atlanticus Codex Through Time and Space at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is in collaboration with NSPRD, and with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Riyadh, commemorate the 500th death anniversary of the Da Vinci.
The selected papers display the Italian polymath’s exploration and study of instruments and tools related to fire and water (both symbols of energy and power). The exhibit starts off with a 20-meter-long timeline running across a video wall and brings the visitor to the heart of the display — Codex Atlanticus.
Speaking of the exhibition,Fatimah Al-Rashid, Ithra’s Acting Director, commented, “It is a great honor to bring this exhibition for the first time in both Saudi Arabia and the region. This is part of Ithra’s continuous commitment to fostering cross-cultural engagement and exchange between the Kingdom and the rest of the word.”
The exhibition is on until April 14 at King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra). For more details, visit their website.