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The DaVinci Machines at the Denver Pavilions

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Originally published on May 2, 2012


The DaVinci Machines at the Denver Pavilions
The DaVinci Machines at the Denver Pavilions

Article and photos are from the Official DaVinci Machines Website.

The DaVinci Machines Exhibition, on loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, contains over 60 hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs and is the life work of three generations of Florentine artisans, who have painstakingly brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci.

With over 60 machines on display, many of which are interactive, the collection features replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. The main features on display include the “bicycle”, “spring powered car”, “hang glider” and the “air screw”, a precursor to the helicopter and for the first time ever, the secrets behind Leonardo’s legendary robotic lion.

This exhibition presents over 60 models grouped in themes: War machines, Flying machines, Nautical & Hydraulic machines, as well as devices illustrating the Principles of Mechanics. The interactive machines are a popular aspect of each exhibition as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a first-hand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings accompany each model. read more…

Opens March 31, 2012 through September 2012 NOW EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31st, 2012

Tuesday-Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: Noon – 6pm
Monday: Closed for private groups and events
Saturday & Sunday: *Docent guided tours every hour

For prices, tickets, photos and more please visit the website.
Visit Groupon today [April 14, 2012] for half-off tickets, limited time.

Denver Pavilions
500 16th St., Suite 184
Denver, CO 80202

The DaVinci Machines Exhibit’s Official Website
*a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.

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Denver artist Jesse DuBois hard at work at Whole Foods Market

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Jesse Dubois
Jesse DuBois
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I snapped this photo of Denver artist Jesse Dubois at the Whole Foods store on South Colorado Blvd. Jesse had an easel set up in the cafe section of the market. The (accidental) sepia tones in the photograph are not altogether unlike the colors in some of Jesse’s pastels. I think the back-lighting created the effect.

I first met Jesse years ago when he had an easel set up in a shopping mall. He was trying to work between periodic harrassments from mall-punks. Jesse has certainly paid his “dues,” and he has evolved into a fine artist.

One of his major works, a bronze sculpture of a female, Denver physician, can be seen at the end of the train-line in the Five Points area of Denver.

The following link has some information on Jesse, and one can view more of his work:

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