• Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

  • Fri, 01-02-2019 at 10:00
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
    Queens Road
    BS8 1RL Bristol
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing - Bristol Museum & Art Gallery - Bristol

Exhibition open: 1 February - 6 May 2019To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we will be displaying twelve of his finest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of one of history’s greatest geniuses.The drawings are from the Royal Collection which contains the world’s finest collection of Leonardo’s works.The works have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist’s interests, from painting and sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany and anatomy, as well as his use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metal point. These drawings are among the most diverse and technically accomplished in the history of art.To complement the exhibition, three young Bristol creatives have produced an accompanying display in response to the drawings. By identifying themes within Leonardo’s work, they selected objects from across our collections to create an eclectic and compelling manifesto to nurture your inner polymath.Opening weekendPlease be aware that the opening weekend of this exhibition (2-3 February) coincides with our annual Chinese New Year celebrations. Due to the popularity of this event, it is likely that you will experience long queues for entry into the museum.With thanks to our exhibition sponsors: Clifton High School, Resource Solutions Group - RSG and Smith & Williamson.