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 will be open to the public from August 8 until October 31, 2019. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. at RCB Galleria (2nd fl.).
On this special occasion, Ms. Linda Cheng, Managing Director of River City Bangkok gave a thought-provoking speech to thank supporters to mark the official opening of the world premier of ITALIAN RENAISSANCE:
“At River City Bangkok, not only all our projects must be educational, we also strongly believe that art and music appreciation are crucially important for the spiritual wellbeing and harmony of our society. Through the readings of the information panels, visitors will find that these men were extremely talented, but also always hardworking. It is no surprise that diligence stays true for everyone who wants to achieve something in their lives. It is our duty and contribution to mankind that we continue to make their inspirational work accessible and desirable especially to the young generation.”
Mr. Oleg Marinin, Managing Partner Vision Multimedia Projects sent thanks and congratulations for this world debut in Bangkok:
“Italian Renaissance Multimedia Exhibition’s purpose was to show how great and extremely modern Renaissance ideas were for that time, what secrets were hidden in these well-known paintings and sculptures, and what was the cultural and social atmosphere of the period.”
Additionally, River City Bangkok in partnership with Thai Airways announced the lucky draw of two round-trip tickets for BKK-Rome (economy class). All ticket purchases will come with a coupon, which should be dropped in the lucky draw in the RCB Gallery Shop. The lucky winner will be randomly drawn at the end of the exhibition. To launch this three-month promotional campaign, River City Bangkok was honored to welcome a distinguished representative from Thai Airways.
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE starts from August 8 (public opening) until October 31, 2019 at RCB Galleria (2nd fl.). Tickets are available on Zip Event https://bit.ly/2UfjVze
350 THB (adults) and 250 THB (children aged over 4 years / students / seniors aged over 60 years)
All tickets are a one-day pass. River City Bangkok is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Alongside the exhibition will be talks by Thai and international experts, as well as concerts, workshops, and a party. Follow Facebook : River City Bangkok for more details.
About the Italian Renaissance exhibition
The exhibition ITALIAN RENAISSANCE 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 Masters 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.
Brought to life with 21st century technology
The multimedia exhibition «Italian Renaissance» is the story of four masters of their time, with their work dynamically presented with surround sound and large projections. Legendary frescos from historic Italian buildings and canvases from museums all over the world are brought to life with the help of digital technologies. The exhibition aims to capture the viewer into the emotive flood of colors and sounds.
«Italian Renaissance» exhibition is also a serious educational platform. Before entering the multimedia show, visitors will be able to take in the biographies of the artists and stories of their most famous works and the period. Visitors may be surprised by the amusing facts and surprising hidden details behind the works. It is highly encouraged for visitors to read each information panel before entering the multimedia rooms for an enriched experience.
Design and Production
The exhibition «Italian Renaissance» is developed and designed by VISION MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS, a company with an expertise in design, production and touring exhibitions in modern multimedia formats. The technologies used in developing their exhibitions include multichannel animation graphics, dozens of modern beamers of the highest resolution, huge screens and surround sound. Among the previous successful projects of the company are «From Monet to Kandinsky. Visions Alive» and «Van Gogh. Live in Art», which were presented around the world from 2014 to 2019.