I’ve been to see this fabulous exhibition twice so far and it is well worth a visit if you’ve not been yet. Thank you to Derby Museum and Art Gallery for such a great and awe inspiring exhibition!
The Royal Collection contains one of the world’s greatest collections of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. This spring, a selection of these exquisite drawings will travel to Derby for a special exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance Master’s death.
Never-before seen in the city, the works have been gathered together to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests, from painting, sculpture, architecture, and music, to anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany. As so much of his life’s work was unrealised or destroyed, it is only in these drawings, and a handful of related manuscripts, that Leonardo’s greatest achievements survive.
This exhibition is part of a nationwide event, with simultaneous shows of Leonardo’s drawings at Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland, providing the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist.