Mona Lisa,
a journey through the masterpiece
Immersive exhibition

Follow the work of Leonardo da Vinci, from the Renaissance to our contemporary period when his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, inspired other artists and became an iconic face in the popular culture. Dive deep into an immersive and interactive exhibition!

Scenographic research project for an immersive exhibition, on the theme of Leonardo da Vinci and the Mona Lisa, commissioned from 2makesense SAS by the Réunion des Grands Musées Nationaux / Grand Palais (Rmn-GP) in association with the Louvre Museum.

As a true popular icon, the painting of the Mona Lisa is known worldwide, it fascinates, makes people think and leaves no one indifferent. Mona Lisa is a myth that very few exhibitions dare to address, but digital can help to understand it without distorting it.

Enter in immersion, discover and decrypt the secrets of this masterpiece, from its creation to its various representations as a popular icon, retracing the movements lived by the painter through his art, his influence and that of his peers.

Immersive exhibitions provide a new means of cultural expression, and an original solution to communicate around a work.

They bring an artistic dimension in their own right, to highlight what they wish to represent. Attractive, spectacular, poetic and/or playful, they invest the public in a theme and allow a scientific deepening or the development of an artist's work, by transposing into a second degree of reading its elements of language and expression in artistic continuity.

More than a show, immersion methods are not limited to audio-visual representation, they also try to respond to the senses and emotions, by engaging in a multi-sensory approach that opens up new approaches to each theme.

The project

General plan

At the very heart
of the artwork

Spectacular and contemplative area to discover the Mona Lisa and the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci. Come closer and see the masterpiece as you never seen!

Leonardo da Vinci’s work stands out for its genius, the visual treatise and the sense of detail.

The exhibition never disconnects the visitor from the central subject. The immersion in the painting that finds its original context, its rank for what it was : the master’s own master piece and the painting to which he will devote the greatest attachment.

Large immersive hall

The digital to feel artistic movements

From video mapping to interactive spaces, the exhibition disrupts the relationship between scale and spectacular, for a fully immersive universe of temporal and scientific visit. Logic of deconstruction is offered to the visitor, inviting him contemplation and reading of detail. The atmosphere punctuates Leonardo's life in the richness of his pictorial genius, as it is at a crossing int the artistic movement to better understand the masterpiece presented.

The Mona Lisa, theatrical

The visit experience

The organization of the spaces themselves gives rise to surprises and new degrees of understanding, which the visitor is free to approach in his own way: either in chronological order, to relive the movements in their temporality, or in a context of individual attraction. The opportunity at each new encounter to rediscover the central space through an ever-renewed animation.

The Quattrocento,
first Renaissance

Immersion in this great renaissance movement, forerunner of the Cinquocento. It sets out the pictorial context of the time in which Leonard will evolve at the beginning of his life.

Breaking with Byzantine Art, the movement appeared in Florence and instilled an artistic renewal.

Italian cities played an important economic and political role in Europe. Ruled by princely families, the latter compete to produce the finest to express their power.

The Cinquecento
(High Renaissance)

The height of the Renaissance has revelead many famous artists

The Cinquecento marks the height of the Renaissance. The High Renaissance gave birth to works of universal scope. The great masters of this century are Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. Their works express a maturity compared to those of the First Renaissance.

Italy ceased to be the only country where the Renaissance flourished, and it spread throughout Europe.

The situation of the arts and the economy in Italy during this century is not reflected in the politically: on the contrary, Italy is deeply divided and conflictual.

The journey of the Mona Lisa

The masterpiece will follow Leonardo Da Vinci during all his life until his death.

Follow the journey of Leonardo da Vinci and the Mona Lisa, from Florence to Clos Lucé at the death of Leonardo da Vinci and then to the present day at the Louvre.

Discover the secrets of the Mona Lisa

Secrets and artistic techniques revealed

Thanks to scientific research and techniques, discover the Mona Lisa as you have never seen it before, unlock the secrets and techniques that have made this painting famous what it is today.

The adventure of an exceptional painting

The Mona Lisa after Leonardo da Vinci

Acquired by François Ier, the Mona Lisa has known various adventures and was exhibited in several places before arriving at the Louvre where it is now. Discover its exceptional history and anecdotes.

Project information

    • Authors (study/stage concept, storytelling, artwork):

    • 2018 / 2019 - 2makesense SAS - François Amri

    • Commissioned by :

    • The Rmn-GP / The Louvre Museum

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