Following the resounding success of FROM MONET TO KANDINSKY, River City Bangkok now presents part two of the immersive multimedia exhibition with an exclusive preview of ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WORLD PREMIERE on Wednesday, August 7 2019 at RCB Galleria (2nd fl.). This multimedia exhibition featuring four of the world’s greatest masters da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli whose influence, which started in the Italian Renaissance era, has continued to inspire to this very day. In this exhibition, the visitor is transported back to one of the most important periods of transformation and scientific awakening. This exclusive preview welcomed distinguished artists and famous figures in the art society, diplomats, business leaders, and members of the media, who were the first in the world to immerse themselves in this world-class exhibition.
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WORLD PREMIERE is now until November 8, 2019 at RCB Galleria (2nd fl.).
One-day pass tickets are available on Zip Event bit.ly/2JaQSZ5
Open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. About the Italian Renaissance World Premiere exhibition
The exhibition ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WORLD PREMIERE has been specially designed and produced for River City Bangkok by Vision Multimedia Projects. It presents works of four extraordinary artists, titans of the Renaissance – Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli. They lived and worked more than 500 years ago, but their legacy lives on, and are highly appreciated all over the world. Visitors to the exhibition can enjoy the Italian masterpieces in the most modern multimedia format with the unique combination of HD projections, animated graphics and music.
Glory of the Past
At the beginning of the 15th century, Italy experienced a cultural rebirth, a Renaissance that would massively affect all sectors of society. Turning away from the preceding Gothic and Romanesque periods' iconography, Florentine artists spurred a rejuvenation of the glories of classical art in line with a more humanistic and individualistic emerging contemporary era. Based in this flourishing new environment that empowered people to fully immerse themselves in studies of the humanities, funded by the generosity of the Medici family, early Renaissance artists began to create work intensified by knowledge of architecture, philosophy, theology, mathematics, science, and design. The innovations that emerged in art during this period would go on to cause reverberations, which continue to influence creative and cultural arenas today.
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are undoubtedly the period's most notable legends who exemplify the term "Renaissance Man" in their proficiency and mastery of multiple subjects and interests.
Leonardo da Vinci was indeed the first prime exemplar of the term "Renaissance Man" as he immersed in the comprehension and accomplishment great scale of varied interests. Although his exhaustive personal interests led to his mastery of multiple fields, he is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. His iconic works continue to be studied and revered today.
Michelangelo is one of art history's earliest true "characters." He was a polymath genius who is widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance period. Michelangelo's most seminal pieces – the massive painting of the biblical narratives in the Sistine Chapel, the 17-foot tall testament to male perfection David, and the heartbreakingly genuine Pietà – are considered to be some of the world's most genius works of art, still drawing large numbers of tourists to marvel at their beauty.
Raphael not only mastered the signature techniques of High Renaissance art, such as sfumato, perspective, precise anatomical correctness, and authentic emotionality and expression, but he also incorporated a clarity, rich color, effortless composition, and grandeur that was distinctly his own.
Botticelli bridged the gap between the Medieval Gothic style of painting and an emerging Humanist Realism. His work incorporated an emerging knowledge of human anatomy and perspective, yet it retains a decorative quality.