The unique Masters of the Renaissance exhibition headed to Budějovice. After this year’s highly successful five-month mission in the prestigious Prague gallery Mánes, interested parties can view it in the T2 pavilion of the exhibition center until March 20. Here they will find faithful licensed copies of the works of world masters from 12 of the world’s top galleries and museums. The original and completely unique project of the leading Austrian theater set designer and designer Manfred Waba will also be appreciated by schools as part of history lessons.
A giant David and two Mona Lisas. You can see the Masters of the Renaissance exhibition in Budějovice.
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The exhibition presents 40 works of art and five of the world’s most famous works in real sizes as infinitely successful replicas of the old masters. The exhibition, which was seen by hundreds of thousands of people in Germany, Austria and Prague, moved to the South Bohemian metropolis.
It will be possible to see up close the most expensive painting in the world by Leonardo da Vinci Salvator Mundi (savior of the world) depicting Jesus Christ as the Savior, which dates from around 1500. The painting shows Christ in Renaissance dress giving a blessing with his right hand raised and fingers crossed , holding a crystal ball in his left hand. The painting was sold to Abu Dhabi in 2017 for $450 million. The original image is currently not available to the public. The two most expensive paintings in the world by Raphael will not be missing either: The Head of the Muse ($36 million) and The Head of the Young Apostle ($40 million), which are not currently accessible to the public in any gallery in the world.
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“The Masters of the Renaissance exhibition offers even more historical delights: The Last Judgment, The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, The School of Athens, The Sistine Madonna by Raphael, The Birth of Venus, Primavera (Spring) by Botticelli, David – a statue by Michelangelo with a height of 5.17 meters, which even with the dome is about 9 meters,” said René Kekely, PR manager and spokesman for the exhibition.
“The audio guide for visitors was narrated in his typically charismatic voice by actor, voice actor and rhetorician Jan Přeučil, who has a very warm relationship with the Budějovices. He served in the army here, worked in radio for the first time, and also got married here for the first time,” noted René Kekely.
“The aim of the exhibition is to bring these famous works closer to the lay public, students and pupils as well as other members of the public and to bring them to one place. Few of us have the chance to see them all in our lifetime. These are actually copies of works that have fascinated mankind for many centuries and will continue to be for centuries to come,” said exhibition producer Jana Kaiserová.
THE BEST from the RENAISSANCE MASTERS project
- 12 museums under one roof
- 40 works of art of the world
- The world’s most expensive painting: as close as ever – Salvator Mundi, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ as savior, was sold for $450 million in Abu Dhabi in 2017. The original image is currently not available to the public.
- The two most expensive hand paintings in the world by Raphael: “Head of the Muse” ($36 million) and “Head of the Young Apostle” ($40 million), both of which are currently not accessible to the public.
BIGGEST “ATTRACTS” OF THE EXHIBITION
The Last Judgment, Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Mona Lisa, Salvator Mundi, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci School of Athens, Sistine Madonna by Raphael Birth of Venus, Primavera (Spring) by Botticelli David – Statue by Michelangelo (height 5.17m – 9 mi with dome)
Advance ticket sales for the RENAISSANCE MASTERS exhibition: www.mistrirenesance.cz
Source: René Kekely