A tribute to the city that had the honor of hosting Leonardo da Vinci during his Lombard period. An engaging and exciting experience to immerse visitors in Renaissance Pavia, thanks to the virtual reality technology. This is the intent of “Leonardo’s vision in Pavia” the project, included in the “Looking for Monna Lisa” exhibition, developed by Way Experience with the Municipality of Pavia in collaboration with the Museum of Archeology, the System University Museum of the University of Pavia, the Civic Archive, the Bonetta Library and the contribution of SeaVision, a company that makes technological innovation, to retrace what was the Pavia’s stay of the Italian genius: a source of important reflections not only for his studies of human anatomy, mathematics and architecture, but also for the creation of his most important artistic work, the Mona Lisa. The choice to privilege virtual reality over the classic display methods was born by the desire of offering the viewer an immersive experience that generates strong empathy and emotionality. Furthermore, the journey through the history is made unique, thanks to an exceptional narrator: Massimo Polidoro, writer and journalist. His voice guides visitors in Leonardo’s Pavia period, from 1490 to 1513, reconstructed in three digital stages. Virtual reality, in fact, it is like a dream: we can move through both the time and the space by feeling emotions with the capability of introducing us into realistic but not real worlds in which we can live perceptive experiences. To create these worlds of the past, the Way Experience team, in collaboration with UST Italia, made 360-degree video footage with drones in the symbolic places of the city before moving on to the production work of virtual reality recreated based on both historical and current sources. This project aims to celebrate not only the creative genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, but also to pay homage to a territory, that of Pavia, which has made culture and innovation as a source of pride.
Leonardo's vision in Pavia
Visconti Castle - Pavia
24th november 2019 - 29th march 2020