‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ Exhibition, Florence 2019

Project: ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ Exhibition.

Client: The Mona Lisa Foundation.

Location: Dubai, UAE. 

Author:Carmelo Zappulla, External Reference.

Team:Stefano Fontolan, Pablo Panebianco.

Project Manager: Jean PaulCarradori, Stefano Fontolan.

Light Design: Jean Paul Carradori.

Contractor: Scenartek.

We had the delighting pleasure of designing the Exhibition of the ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ in the Bastogi Palace in Florence, Italy by the hand of the ‘Mona Lisa Foundation. The ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ returned to the city where it was created after five hundred years after the death of the Master Leonardo Da Vinci.

This time presented in the context of an interactive, tablet-led exhibition and presenting the fascinating discovery of the painting as well as the historical, scientific, mathematical and comparative evidence.

“This will be the first time that the public will be able to view the painting and see the exhibition in Europe.

The Mona Lisa Foundation endeavors to allow all members of the public to experience the genius of Leonardo da Vinci through a series of worldwide exhibitions. The painting itself is presented in a custom-made case with special fluctuating lighting which enables everyone to admire Leonardo’s unique mastery of light and shadow. A special Kids Tour was created to accompany the more sophisticated tour and especially engage and instruct a young audience. For the European Premiere, working with the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted and the University of Florence Architectural Department – with thanks to the generosity of Ramunion, Italy – tactile reproductions of both the Louvre ‘Mona Lisa’ and the ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’, accompany the audio tour.” – The Mona Lisa Foundation.