The syntagm The greatest artist of all times is not attached to Leonardo da Vinci without justification. The reasons for such a claim are multiple; this iconic historical figure first set the foundations of modern art-making and secondly, he embodied the concept of the polymath to the full extent;
Mona Lisa and The Last Supper but he also devotedly explored architecture, human anatomy, botany, music, engineering, cartography and what is virtually the first human in history to anticipate humanity flying.
The most important tool for articulating these interests was drawing ; through this particular medium, Leonardo was able to express in humble means his ideas in quick, yet elaborate manner . ] The 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci and in order to honor it, the UK's Royal Collection decided to show the highlights of their extensive collection one hundred and forty-four Leonardo drawings) in twelve exhibitions across the country [1
Leonardo da Vinci – A Life in Drawing Exhibition Promo
The Master's Innovations
Much of Leonardo da Vinci's work what has been destroyed or lost is his highly progressive ideas survived only in manuscripts and his drawings. metal point, watercolor, pen and ink – he often used special child of ink made from iron salts and oak galls, and red and black chalks .
Leonardo's creative process. to reveal details concerning Leonardo's creative process and working methods . Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust Martin Clayton, explained the importance of these exhibitions:
The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci are a national treasure, both incredibly beautiful and the main source of our knowledge of the artist. We hope that as many people as possible across the UK want to take this unique opportunity to see the extraordinary works, which will allow us to be one of the greatest minds in history, and to understand our achievements.
Leonardo da Vinci Drawings On View
A new publication Leonardo da Vinci: A Closer Look Published by Royal Collection Trust wants to accompany the exhibition. The great Leonardo retrospective at The Queen's Gallery in May 2019 which will be the Palace of Holyroodhouse in November 2019.
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On the heels of Walter Isaacson's Beloved New Biography (Fall 2017), and increased media attention (as 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the artist's death), this book's appeal will extend beyond the devoted and associate members of Leonardo's audience to reach a popular one. Leonardo da Vinci's drawings provide an intimate look at the mind and the hand of the genius.
Featured image: Leonardo da Vinci – Mortar's firing into a fortress, c.1503-4. Black chalk, pen and ink, wash. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018.