Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at Southampton City Art Gallery
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In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master’s greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK. Southampton City Art Gallery will be the only host venue on the south coast, with their exhibition running from 1 February – 6 May 2019.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing will feature 12 drawings, which have been selected to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany.
To mark this major exhibition of Leonardo drawings, Southampton City Art Gallery is producing a series of complementary exhibitions. The gallery will also be displaying drawings from its Designated Fine Art collection, which demonstrate the importance of drawing in an artist’s practise, and its significance as a medium in its own right. This will all feature alongside an engaging programme of learning activities and events to celebrate the genius of Leonardo.
Picture: Leonardo da Vinci, A rearing horse, c.1503-4Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
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