LEONARDO DA VINCI EXHIBIT SELLS OUT IN BRAZIL

(VELINO) Roma, 1 Oct - "Leonardo: the nature of invention" hassold out in Brazil. The second, and final, leg if its journeywas in Brasilia where it reported over 30,000 visitors. In thefirst show in Sao Paulo, the exhibition had a turnout ofapproximately 270,000 visitors. The event is part of theprogramme for the Year of Italy in Latin America. Theexhibition includes over 40 replicas of the inventions of thegreat Italian artist who had a vision of the future. There arealso ten interactive installations divided into seven themessome of which are dedicated to

(VELINO) Roma, 1 Oct - "Leonardo: the nature of invention" hassold out in Brazil. The second, and final, leg if its journeywas in Brasilia where it reported over 30,000 visitors. In thefirst show in Sao Paulo, the exhibition had a turnout ofapproximately 270,000 visitors. The event is part of theprogramme for the Year of Italy in Latin America. Theexhibition includes over 40 replicas of the inventions of thegreat Italian artist who had a vision of the future. There arealso ten interactive installations divided into seven themessome of which are dedicated to the human body, to instrumentsof war and the flying machines. The works were constructed in1952 for the celebration of the fifth anniversary of Da Vinci'sbirth, and are now being exhibited in Latin America for thefirst time. It is a combination of projects and models whichare part of the collection of Milan's Museo Nazionale dellaScienza e della Tecnologia named after the great inventor. Theevent is being hosted by the Tribunal de Contas da Uniao-Tcu ofBrasilia, supported by the Italian Embassy and sponsored byConfindustria Brasile and the Fiesp, the association ofindustrialists of the State of Sao Paulo. The exhibit hasattracted young visitors in the final leg of its journey,chiefly students from the schools of Brasilia and cities in thesurroundings. vel.