Michelangelo’s Statue of David in Prague. Mánes to Host Replicas Exhibition on the Renaissance

Replicas of the most famous works by Renaissance masters, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raffaello, and Sandro Botticelli, will occupy the space of Mánes in Prague for three months.

This exhibition has already been visited by over half a million people in Austria and Germany.

The most challenging work for the organizers was transporting the nine-meter-high sculpture of David, which was the first work to be installed in the gallery.

Covering the glass ceiling of the gallery was as well a technical challenge because the parameters of the exhibition require dim light.

The exhibition will also feature replicas of other famous works, including da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, seen by over ten million visitors each year at the Louvre in Paris, the Sistine Madonna by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, the ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.

“The painting The Birth of Venus is considered a milestone in the history of art. Visitors to the exhibition will be impressed by its original size of 278 x 175 cm. The monumental painting was created at the end of the fifteenth century and has been exhibited in the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence since the beginning of the twentieth century. The work has been admired and analyzed for centuries. Today, Venus is considered one of the major works of the Renaissance, along with the Mona Lisa and the Sistine Chapel,” the organizers said.

The exhibition brings together works from twelve of the world’s leading galleries and museums in European capitals such as Madrid, London, Paris, Florence, Venice, and Vienna.

It will be open from March 1 to May 30.

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