Leonardo da Vinci:

A Life in Drawing
1 February – 6 May 2019
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About this exhibition

The Walker Art Gallery hosted an exhibition of 12 Leonardo da Vinci drawings to mark the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance master's death, exploring the diversity of subjects that inspired his creativity, including painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany. 

The free exhibition also presented new information about Leonardo's working practices and creative process, gathered through scientific research using a range of non-invasive techniques including ultraviolet imaging, infrared reflectography and X-ray fluorescence. 

The exhibition was held as part of a nationwide event organised by Royal Collection Trust, in which 144 of Leonardo's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection went on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the nation, giving the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist. 

Leonardo da Vinci, The head of Leda, c.1505-8. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018 



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"Leonardo da Vinci is undoubtedly one of the most renowned and influential artists in history, having left a major impact within the disciples of both art and science."
Xanthe Brooke, Curator of European Fine Art, National Museums Liverpool