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Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
10 November – 20 January 2013

The Ferens Art Gallery will be the only Yorkshire venue to exhibit this exciting presentation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s finest drawings. Exhibiting 10 drawings, the show reflects the artist’s use of different media and his extraordinary range of interests from painting and sculpture to engineering, botany, mapmaking, hydraulics, and anatomy. Including a huge list of different pieces, including designs for chariots fitted with flailing clubs, a study of the head of Leda, a drawing of oak leaves, a double-sided sheet of anatomical sketches, a design for a scheme to drain marshland, a view of a river from a window, a costume study of a man on horseback, apocalyptic scenes, and a rough study of an old man in profile, some of the drawings are Da Vinci’s final works.

As part of the Royal Collection, the pieces have already been displayed in Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast and Dundee. The presentation promises to be a wonderful insight into the types of works Da Vinci produced right up until the end of his life, bringing an Italian master right into the heart of Yorkshire.

What’s On In Hull

Image credit:
Leonardo da Vinci, The head of Leda (detail), c.1505-6, Pen and ink over black chalk.
ROYAL COLLECTION © 2012 HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II.

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