SAN DIEGO – This month, art lovers in San Diego can experience "Leonardo Live," a high-definition presentation of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan,” captured at the U.K. National Gallery.
"Leonardo Live" marks the first-ever tour of a fine art exhibition created for movie theater audiences and is coming to the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 pm, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23. at 7 pm.
Other screenings will be shown across the San Diego region. Click HERE.
The showcase offers an unprecedented opportunity for audiences to experience the great works of Leonardo da Vinci. The historic exhibition is sold out in London and, due to the fragility of the paintings, the exhibition cannot tour. After limited screenings in the UK in November 2011, an expanded presentation of "Leonardo Live" featuring bonus content will be shown at the theater screening the exhibit worldwide.
Captured live on the eve of the exhibition opening in London this fall,"Leonardo Live" will provide a high-definition walk-through of the landmark exhibition, in-depth commentary about featured pieces in the exhibit and extra content.
“Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” brings together the largest number of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings and some international loans that have never before travelled. The exhibition also brings together the largest number of da Vinci's paintings, including a newly discovered, never-before-publicly exhibited painting, the Salvator Mundi.
London critics are raving. The Guardian says "the show is dazzling, mysterious and disturbing …" The Telegraph adds, "a breathtaking and truly remarkable exhibition … the greatest exhibition of the century." Crowds in the U.K. were lining up daily at dawn to snatch the few remaining tickets to the gallery presentation and tickets are re-selling at $700 apiece. The New York Times says the exhibit is "a wildly popular museum show, captivating the public to a degree no one anticipated.”
The 100-minute HD capture is hosted by highly respected art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow and presenter Mariella Frostrup.
Tickets for "Leonardo Live" are available HERE.