Between their technological, philosophical and artistic breakthroughs, it’s impossible to calculate the contributions Renaissance masters Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo have had on our world. But Mark Rodgers will try.
Rodgers, curator of the hugely popular Da Vinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions, will host a special multi-media performance entitled “Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, CO at 8pm on Friday, August 11 (click here for tickets). The performance will benefit Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, where his Da Vinci Machines Exhibit will be on display until Sept. 10.
“I realized you can’t talk about Da Vinci without Michelangelo,” Rodgers said about the genesis of his performance. “Many people don’t know that they were not only contemporaries but also fierce competitors.”
To provide the clearest insight yet into the lives and legacies of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, Rodgers utilizes a variety of media, including movies, 3D-animations of machines and inventions and images of codices, artwork, paintings and sculptures. Rodgers’ passion for his subjects is as thorough as his knowledge of their histories. But rather than a dry academic lecture, “Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” is a spirited performance that challenges the audience to explore the influence the two masters have had on contemporary culture and their own individual lives.
“Da Vinci and Michelangelo have an outreach and following that everyone can relate to,” Rodgers says. “Everything they said and did relates to our lives today. By the end of the performance we are connecting Da Vinci and Michelangelo to our present day geniuses of Les Paul, Van Cliburn and Paul McCartney.”
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Coloradans to discover even more about two of the most important and influential figures in the history of humankind. Click here for tickets to “Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” and watch the video above for more on what to expect at this unique event.