Exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing’ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, a nationwide event in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust is currently underway within 12 separate exhibitions across the UK, in which over 140 beautiful drawings and illustrations by the renowned Renaissance artist are on display! The exhibition is entitled ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing‘.
From 1st February – 6th May 2019, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have a free exhibition featuring 12 of da Vinci’s drawings and demonstrate his varied interests in art, science, architecture, geology, anatomy, and much more. This is an exciting opportunity to see works which are, given their delicate nature, normally not on permanent display. The exhibition within Birmingham is also supplemented with various talks, tours and resources such as a ‘Family Guide’ to provide more insight into the collection, and an exhibition catalogue is also available to buy.
The other simultaneous exhibitions are held all across the UK also feature a range of drawings that use different materials and media, and provide new information relating to da Vinci’s creative processes and interests through research, modern technology such as X-ray and ultraviolet imaging.
Should you miss the Birmingham exhibition before it closes, a following exhibition of over 200 illustrations will be brought together and displayed at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace in May 2019, and in November 2019 a selection of 80 drawings will be on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse until March 2020.
For further information including the location of the other exhibitions also taking place at the moment, visit the Royal Collection Trust website.