Worldwide Premiere of Leonardo da Vinci’s Earlier Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa  Leonardo da VinciSingapore (Singapore) – December 22, 2014 – The Arts House Singapore is hosting the worldwide premiere of ‘Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’. Witness firsthand the breathtaking ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’, with a full light show designed to illuminate Leonardo’s marvelous interplay of light and shadow, share the arguments of the experts and consider those of the few critics with the logical conclusions of the foundation.

This 650 square metre, tablet-led, interactive audiovisual exhibition integrates the fascinating histories of the characters involved in the story of the earlier version of the most famous and iconic artwork of all time: The ‘Mona Lisa’.

Experience first-hand the incredible genius that Leonardo da Vinci employed to create this magnificent portrait, along with the investigations that were necessary in order to attribute this stunning work of art to the great master.

See the masterpiece itself in the historic setting of the Old Parliament.

The Mona Lisa Foundation has chosen Operation Smile Singapore Ltd., which provides free reconstructive facial surgery for children suffering from facial deformities throughout Asia, as the event beneficiary for the Worldwide premiere of “Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ ” exhibition with a corporate donation made after the successful completion of the event.

The Mona Lisa Foundation is thankful to American Express International Inc. who is a major supporter of the exhibition and has helped make it possible. American Express Card Members enjoy savings on ticket prices.

Get to know, through historical re-enactments, all the major characters involved in the history of the painting during the Italian Renaissance, including Leonardo, Mona Lisa, Giorgio Vasari, Agostino Vespucci, Salai and more.

Immerse yourself in the genius of Leonardo and witness the geometrical and mathematical principles he used to create the ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’.

Explore the vast scientific testing and evidence that led to the painting’s attribution.

In addition to the audiovisual-guided tour, the exhibition contains a vast number of artifacts and reproductions that enhance the overall experience. There are also a variety of interactive displays, including an innovative aging system, to add to your enjoyment.

Interactive Audiovisual Tour
The tablet-led, 30-stop interactive audiovisual tour will guide you through the major milestones in the history of the painting, and present you with the results of decades of testing involved in attributing the portrait to Leonardo da Vinci. The experience culminates in the viewing of this spectacular painting.

World Tour Locations
The worldwide premiere of the exhibition will take place at the Arts house at the Old Parliament, Singapore, between December 16th 2014 and February 11th 2015. The next exhibition will take place at the University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, between March 30th 2015 and June 7th 2015. Please contact us for more information.

Find out more at:

Exhibition Location: The Arts House Singapore
Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place MRT (NS26/EW14). Walking 6 minutes from Exit H
Nearest Car Park; New Parliament Building. Walking 3 minutes

About The Mona Lisa Foundation
The Mona Lisa Foundation is a Zurich-based non-profit organisation. Its goal is to research and analyze the earlier version of Leonardo’s famous Mona Lisa painting and make its findings known universally. Exclusively endowed by the owners of the painting to carry out its objectives, the Mona Lisa Foundation consults and collaborates with scientists and technicians as well as museum institutions and curators, art historians, scholars and other experts in both fields.

By exhibiting the ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ around the world, the Foundation heightens public awareness of the painting, while fostering and encouraging dialogue from historians, scientists and writers alike, in the compilation of publications; particularly books, films, articles and internet-based content.

Contact details:
The Mona Lisa Foundation
Bellerive 29
8008 Zürich