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DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience

DaVinciMichelangelo072216Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo are two giants of the Renaissance who changed the face of the world through science and art. But how much do we really know about these two fascinating men?

Curator Mark Rodgers compares and contrasts the lives of Da Vinci and Michelangelo in his multi-media program “DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Estes Park Events Center. Tickets are $20 for the matinee performance at 2 p.m. and $25 for the evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds with benefit the Estes Park Senior Center.

Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions in North America, Rodgers’ theater performance features movies, videos, 3-D animations and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, sketches, paintings and sculptures.

Through this theater performance learn the intimate details of the men’s lives. Rodgers says, “Leonardo was tall and handsome and gregarious. Everybody wanted to be associated with DaVinci. Michelangelo was small and diminutive. He said through his entire life that he hated the way he looked.”

DaVinci designed the original battleship, a mechanical lion robot and a helicopter powered by men running in a circle. For four years Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel while standing on a scaffolding, his back arched like a bow. When Pope Julius II asked with some irritation when the fresco would be finished, Michelangelo replied angrily, “When I can!”

Get a taste of this two-hour presentation (with intermission) at discoverdavinci.com/theperformance. Tickets are available at the door or at online. Call 970-577-3905 for further information and tickets.

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