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Another China Contribution to the Shared Future of Mankind

April 18, 2018 (EIRNS)—China has made another contribution to the shared future of mankind, which is perhaps the fruit of the Memorandum of Understanding with Italy on the Belt and Road Initiative or New Silk Road. The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Beijing, is using digitalization to present all Leonardo’s oils, murals and drawings in a single exhibit.

CGTN-TV reported yesterday:

“Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest painters of all times. 500 years after his death, various commemorative events are taking place around the world. Here in Beijing, the Central Academy of the Fine Arts Museum is working with the Italian Embassy to present an exhibition called ‘The Art of Leonardo: Opera Omnia.’ ”

“The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, and many of Da Vinci’s other art works receive a huge number of visitors in different museums every day. But, have you ever imagined seeing all of them at one time? Here at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, digital acquisition and reproduction technology have made it possible....

“ ‘It’s impossible for any of us to see all of them at the same time, and even the paintings themselves have never appeared under the same roof, as they were created by the artist in different places,’ said Franco Amadei, Cultural Counselor of the Italian Embassy in China. ‘So for scholars who might have already studied the originals, this exhibition provides them an irreplaceable chance to make comparisons and study the development of Da Vinci’s works. It’s also a rare opportunity for other art fans who might not be able to visit all the 11 museums [where Da Vinci’s works are] to worship these art pieces.’ ”

“The Art of Leonardo: Opera Omnia” will be at the CAFA Museum in Beijing through May 23, and a page on the CAFA website displays the artworks in the exhibition in high definition.

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