The repro exhibition includes Leonardo's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Leonardo in Jakarta


FEBRUARY 06, 2020

The Italian Embassy and Istituto Italiano di Cultura are holding a traveling exhibition in Jakarta from Feb. 6 to March 3 to commemorate the death of Leonardo da Vinci 500 years ago. Entitled "Leonardo Opera Omnia," the exhibition at the Bank Mandiri Museum in Central Jakarta shows the old master's Renaissance masterpieces in high-definition and full-scale reproductions.

The reproductions include two of Leonardo's most famous paintings: The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda. The exhibition is curated by Prof. Antonio Paolucci, one of  Italy's most distinguished art experts, who said he aims to provide a fresh perspective to understand Leonardo's sophisticated genius and creativity. 


Leonardo became famous not only because of his beautiful paintings but also his avant-garde scientific research. In his notebooks, he sketched a primitive design of a helicopter and drew the complete anatomy of the human body.

He also invented sfumato, a painting technique based on a deep understanding of the human body and a brilliant mixture of light and shadow.

A visitors enjoying La Scapigliata girls hair tussled by the wind a one of Leonardos most mysterious and controversial works. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A visitor enjoys a repro of Leonardo's La Scapigliata, one of the old master's most mysterious and controversial works. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Visitors discuss in front of Leonardos Adoration of the Magi during Leonardo Opera Omnia exhibition in Central Jakarta on Wednesday (05/02). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Discussing Leonardo's Adoration of the Magi. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A visitor stands in the middle of two version of Leonardos Virgin of the Rocks painting. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two versions of Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Bacchus is a painting that it should be a work in part signed by Leonardo, as he set it up and then it was completed by his students. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Leonardo's Bacchus, said to have been completed by his students. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Last Supper, Leonardos most famous paintings in the world, represent the moment when Christ says, One of you will betray me. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Last Supper, Leonardo's most famous painting after the Mona Lisa. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Mona Lisa or commonly called, La Gioconda is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda. The original is in the Louvre in Paris. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)