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The ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ painting, with further evidence supporting its attribution to Leonardo da Vinci, was presented to the general public for the first time at The Arts House at the Old Parliament, Singapore.
The much anticipated unveiling of the painting marks the debut of the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’”- a fully interactive, multi-media experience. Visitors are provided with an audio-visual tablet, which will guide them through the world of the Italian Renaissance and the exciting discovery and authentication of the painting. At the end of the tour, visitors come face to face with the painting itself in Singapore’s historic old Chambers of Parliament. Specially designed lighting illuminates the magic of Leonardo’s particular mastery of light and shadow.
The painting first captured the world’s attention when it was presented to the media in 2012 by The Mona Lisa Foundation (a Swiss non-profit), which had compiled the findings of more than 35 years of historical research and scientific testing. Additional results published by the Foundation in 2013 led to the general acceptance that the painting, a portrait of a younger Lisa del Giocondo, is the precursor to the world-acclaimed ‘Mona Lisa’ masterpiece in the Louvre Museum.
Conclusive research from investigations conducted since then are presented to the public for the first time at the world premiere of this fascinating exhibition.
Professor Jean-Pierre Isbouts, author of The Mona Lisa Myth and director of the eponymous film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, recalling the first time he saw the painting: “I was not prepared for the encounter; it was a very emotional experience – and, at that point, there was no longer any question – we were looking at a portrait that was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.”
“The ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ is another version from the same author with the same quality and even more beautiful.” exclaims Professor Atila Soares da Costa Filho.
This innovative and highly anticipated exhibition has been entirely designed and built in Singapore – the venue for the World Premiere. The exhibition is planned to continue to the University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong in March 2015, following on to China, other Asian cities and the rest of the world.
“The ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ has proved to be a highly anticipated event in the Singapore arts calendar. For American Express, being a presenting partner allows us to bring these blockbuster exhibits to Singapore to be enjoyed by all, while being able to offer exclusive access via priority booking, exciting Card Member savings and unique events for our Card Members.“ said Mr Cheng Heng Chew, Singapore Country Manager of American Express, the presenting partner of the exhibition.
Exhibition open daily until February 11 2015 Exhibition hours: 11am – 10pm
Venue: The Arts House at The Old Parliament Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Tickets are available through www.sistic.com.sg and at all SISTIC counters as well as at The Arts House.
Child (6 – 12 years old): S$14
Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children): S$50
Senior Citizen: S$15
Excludes booking fees.
American Express Card Members enjoy exclusive savings on ticket prices.*