Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery until Monday 6th May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery until Monday 6th May 2019

Posted on: 09 Feb 2019

Twelve drawings by one the Renaissance period's most talented and influential figures, Leonardo da Vinci, are on display at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery until Monday 6th May 2019.


Marking the 500th anniversary of da Vinci's death, the drawing has been curated from the Royal Collection which is home to the Italian polymath's most outstanding assemblage of works.

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da Vinci was a titan in many facets of education, art and life, spanning an interest in painting, drawing, architecture, mathematics, literature, anatomy, history and science.


Widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time, the collection will include a total of 144 of the great man's sensational drawings on display at twelve venues across the UK, after which they'll be followed by exhibitions at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and Buckingham Palace.


Displaying da Vinci's insatiable craving and undisputed artistic genius across such a multitudinous range of disciplines, the works will cover his keen interest in, to name a few, botany, engineering, zoology and anatomy, across media such as watercolours, pen and ink, and red and black chalks.


A retrospective and celebration of some of the most stunning, diverse and accomplished pieces in the entire history of art, tickets for admission cost £6 for adults, £5 concessions, and under 16s get in free.  You can find out more here


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is located at Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RL.  Tel. 0117 922 3571

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Jamie Caddick

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