In Naples there is an "Impossible Exhibition" which features 117 paintings and frescoes from Leonardo, Raphael and Caravaggio.
It is an "Impossible Exhibition" because these masterpieces are in museums, churches and private collections around the world, many cannot be moved ... but are gathered here thanks to digital high resolution reproductions, in 1:1 scale, with a rigorous control of color fidelity and with a backlighting system that ensures a perfect vision.
It is thus possible to see up close 17 digital reproductions of paintings by Leonardo (including the Last Supper, almost nine metres long ), 37 by Raphael and 63 by Caravaggio.
The exhibition was created after an idea by Renato Parascandolo, in partnership with RAI and Comune di Napoli, and by the Associazione Polo Culturale Pietrasanta, founded with the intent to exploit one of the oldest monuments in the city, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore - known as "La Pietrasanta " - and to contribute to the cultural and civil development of the center of Naples.
The exhibition is held in the historic center of Naples, in the convent of San Domenico Maggiore, built in the thirteenth century and recently restored.