Beauty dies, as many do say. But in true form, beauty lives like a mortal in the arts, such as in paintings and statues. And if we talk about the most distinguished artistry throughout the ages of man, countless masterpieces crafted by the artful masters of the Italian Renaissance seem to be ones of the most talked-about artworks there ever lived.

But for those who constantly live in a tale and spell of the art originated in that time, there’s no need to spend a fortune flying over to get a real glimpse of Renaissance arts in Paris or Rome. River City Bangkok presents the multimedia exhibition “ITALIAN RENAISSANCE” at RCB Galleria this month, from 8 August – 31 October.

Hero image credit: Unsplash/Alicia Steels; All other images courtesy River City Bangkok

Following the success of their prior exhibition, FROM MONET TO KANDINSKY, the riverside shopping centre and city art showplace is back again with a state-of-the-art exhibition, showcasing the renowned gems of the Italian Renaissance era crafted by the greats who led and embodied the Renaissance art movement. Yes, we’re talking Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and the lot.

Empowered by fine architecture, philosophy, mathematics, science and the design of that time, arts of the Renaissance period leave behind the previous Gothic and Romanesque designs, and instead reflect on human nature, individualism and a more realistic portrayal of the human form.

But as real as they are, expect no average art exhibition at the ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. River City Bangkok gives it a 21st-century upgrade, through multimedia forms like surround sound, HD projections, and animated graphics to vivify each piece of art, in many ways elevating the viewing experience of the humble paint-spiked canvas.

The multidimensional exhibition will once again breathe life into the world’s most cherished and beloved paintings, allowing audiences to fully submerge into the spirited glamour of each artwork, through modern technology and beyond the traditional way of appreciating art from afar or in an inactive way.

Apart from the showcase of over hundreds of paintings, ITALIAN RENAISSANCE also includes over 16 short films depicting the lives of the four titans as well as the stories behind their work.

Priced at THB 350 for adults and THB 250 for children, students and seniors aged over 60, the ticket is applicable for a one-day pass and is available now for purchase via Zip Event. Now showing at River City Bangkok every day from 10 am-10 pm until 31 October 2019, the exhibition aims to educate as well as entertain your inner art geek to the fullest.

River City Bangkok, 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, +662 237 0077; Open every day, 10 am-10 pm. 

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.