"A Whole New Painting"

Point a 240 megapixel camera with 13 color filters spanning the infrared, ultraviolet and normally visible spectra – at the Mona Lisa, and what do you get? A whole new painting.

Brandon Keim, WIRED Magazine

"A Whole New Painting"

Point a 240 megapixel camera with 13 color filters spanning the infrared, ultraviolet and normally visible spectra – at the Mona Lisa, and what do you get? A whole new painting.

Brandon Keim, WIRED Magazine

The Secrets of Mona Lisa

The world’s premier traveling Mona Lisa exhibition experience, The Secrets of Mona Lisa explores the findings of French scientific engineer and examiner of fine art, Pascal Cotte. Granted unprecedented access by the French Government and The Louvre Museum in Paris, he conducted a painstaking scientific analysis of The Mona Lisa using his self-invented and patented multispectral camera.

Cotte spent over two years verifying his findings with leading Mona Lisa experts and The Louvre Museum. His scientific examination and subsequent findings startled the art world with 25 revelations discovered including identifying her original pigment colours from 1506; proving she indeed was painted with eyebrows and eyelashes and producing the world’s only exact replica – a 360° walk around piece.

“You and your technology have our full support, we are behind you.”

Sylvain Laveissière

Chief Curator, The Louvre Museum

The documentation of this event, plus 40 large, high resolution sectional images of every aspect of The Mona Lisa including a 4 metre (13ft) high infrared print make this one of the most amazing, unique and compelling traveling exhibitions in the world today.

The exhibition also showcases the latest and most sophisticated technology and trends for art historians and curators to catalogue, understand, restore and authenticate fine art.

“You and your technology have our full support, we are behind you.”

Sylvain Laveissière

Chief Curator, The Louvre Museum

The Secrets of Mona Lisa

The world’s premier traveling Mona Lisa exhibition experience, The Secrets of Mona Lisa explores the findings of French scientific engineer and examiner of fine art, Pascal Cotte. Granted unprecedented access by the French Government and The Louvre Museum in Paris, he conducted a painstaking scientific analysis of The Mona Lisa using his self-invented and patented multispectral camera.

Cotte spent over two years verifying his findings with leading Mona Lisa experts and The Louvre Museum. His scientific examination and subsequent findings startled the art world with 25 revelations discovered including identifying her original pigment colours from 1506; proving she indeed was painted with eyebrows and eyelashes and producing the world’s only exact replica – a 360° walk around piece.

The documentation of this event, plus 40 large, high resolution sectional images of every aspect of The Mona Lisa including a 4 metre (13ft) high infrared print make this one of the most amazing, unique and compelling traveling exhibitions in the world today.

The exhibition also showcases the latest and most sophisticated technology and trends for art historians and curators to catalogue, understand, restore and authenticate fine art.

Highlights

  • Explains how Leonardo painted her, his techniques, thoughts, preparatory under drawings
  • Outlines what changes have been made to her by Leonardo’s own hand and over time
  • Examines what effect restoration and varnish has had over time
  • Displays her original colors as painted in 1506
  • The only 360º replica ever made
  • Over 40 large format, super high resolution images depicting the results of Cotte’s scientific analysis
  • 25 secrets revealed – amazing revelations even for curators at the Louvre, and since verified by them
  • Showcases how science, technology, art and culture combine for extraordinary results
  • Chronology of the painting and her illustrious past
  • Original Parisian newspapers, memorabilia and archival information
  • Scientific evaluation of the sfumato style used by Leonardo
  • New astounding evidence that she is not who we thought she was
  • Replica of the 240,000,000 pixel camera and set up used by Cotte in his 2004 analysis of the painting
  • Documentary of Cotte’s analysis

Hosting the Exhibition

  • Under license from Grande Exhibitions
  • Commercial terms and pricing are subject to duration, venue and operational requirements
  • The exhibition is ideally suited to venues of approximately 150 m² (1,500 ft²), however it is highly adaptable for both smaller or larger spaces.
  • The exhibition is ideally suited to minimum ceiling heights of 4.5 m (15 ft), however the versatility of the display allows for both lower or higher ceilings.
  • Freight consists of 1 x 6 m (20 ft) container (subject to change, based on freight origin)
  • Self-installation under direction from Grande Exhibitions
EXHIBITION HISTORY

Albuquerque, Baltimore, Bogota, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cali, Cape Town, Caracas, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Edmonton, Guangzhou, Guayaquil, Huntsville, Johannesburg, Kaoshiung, Kazan, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, Las Vegas, Lima, Ljubijana, Louisville, Lubbock, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Manila, Medellin, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Nuremburg, Oklahoma City, Panama City, Phoenix, Portland, Rio de Janeiro, Rochester, Rotterdam, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, San Juan, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Taipei, Tampa, Tokyo, Toluca, Vancouver, Washington DC, Winnipeg

REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES

Tickets, exhibition program, audio guide, merchandise, photo opportunities, café, sponsorship, hospitality and corporate events

PARTNERSHIPS

Ford, Samsung, Visa, Smartone, Coca Cola, Bradesco Bank, Gol Airways, LEGO®, Shun Tak, Macau Ferries, Sew Eurodrive, Institute of Italian Culture, Friends of FAI (National Trust for Italy), Commune Roma, Commune Firenze, Commune Venezia, Italian Consular General, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, 1 First Bank, Lufthansa, Dominos Pizza

SUPPORT MATERIALS

Exhibition, advertising and merchandise style guides. Strategic marketing and promotional plans. Production and operations rider. Operational and maintenance manual. Press releases. High resolution marketing imagery and video. Curatorial support.

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