TGV station Liege-Guillemins dedicates exhibition to Leonardo da Vinci

29 February 2024 - 30 June 2024

At the museum area in Liège-Guillemins train station, immerse yourself in the world of Leonardo da Vinci, the acclaimed uomo universale and renaissance genius. Three facets of his legacy take centre stage: art, technology and - surprisingly enough - gastronomy.

Five centuries after his death, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is mainly known for his world-famous paintings Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. However, he was much more than just a painter and draughtsman. His incredible dedication, thirst for knowledge, keen eye and irrepressible urge to observe and experiment with the natural world around him meant that he became an expert in a variety of disciplines: anatomy, mathematics, mechanical engineering, architecture, inventions ... Just think of his extremely detailed and abundantly annotated anatomical drawings of the human body, his studies and sketches for weapons of war, flying machines, robots, diving suits ... This left-hander wrote in mirror writing all his life. Well-known and preserved works include his codices, thousands of loose sheets and drawings featuring thoughts, musings and observations on all sorts of themes, collected and bound together after his death. But there were many sketches that he never put into practice, and experiments subsequently proved that they wouldn't have worked anyway.

You can admire his codices, machines and culinary inventions until June 30 at Expo Da Vinci in Liège.