Wednesday, January 18, 2012
‘LEONARDO LIVE’ COMES TO THE BIG SCREEN.
New digital cinema technology is now giving us the opportunity to watch and live amazing events that are happening around the world and here is just one example of it. On Thursday, February 16 at 7:00pm ET, NCM Fathom will present the “first-ever-high- definition tour of a fine art exhibition created for movie theater audiences”
See the press release below:
“During this unprecedented event, audiences will experience the UK’s National Gallery’s sold out exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan. Captured live in HD in November 2011 just before its opening, Leonardo Live provides a virtual walk-through of the show, with exclusive commentary from scholars and curators. Hosted by highly respected art historian Tim Marlow and presenter Mariella Frostrup, the exhibition brings together the largest number of da Vinci’s rare surviving painting and some international loans. While numerous exhibitions have looked at da Vinci as an inventor, scientist or draftsman, this is the first to be dedicated to his aims and techniques as a painter.
Featuring the finest paintings and drawings by the famed Italian Renaissance polymath and his followers, Leonardo Live showcases paintings, including the “Belle Ferronière” (Musée du Louvre, Paris), the “Madonna Litta” (The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg), as well as the newly discovered, never-exhibited painting, the “Salvator Mundi.” The exhibition will also feature a near-contemporary, full-scale copy of the “Last Supper,” on loan from The Royal Academy of Arts, London. Additionally, two versions of the “Virgin of the Rocks” – belonging to the National Gallery and the Louvre – will be shown together for the first time during this one-night HD presentation.
This event will be screened at select movie theaters nationwide; including your local Digiplex Bloomfield 8 theater in Bloomfield, CT and at the Digiplex Cranford in Cranford, NJ on Thursday February 16, at 7:00pm ET. Don’t miss this amazing art exhibition on the big screen.
Click on the link below to watch the trailer: