The greatest artist of all time is not bound to the synthesizer Leonardo da Vinci without any grounds. The reasons for such a claim are manifold. This iconic historical figure firstly laid down the foundations of modern art production and secondly embodied the concept of polymathism in its entirety and thus the ideal of the renaissance of man.
Leonardo da Vinci is definitely best known for the most famous masterpieces in the world, such as those of Mona Lisa and The Last Supper but he also devoted himself to the study of architecture. Human Anatomy, Botany, Music, Technique, Cartography and was virtually the first human in history to anticipate the flies of humanity.
The most important tool to articulate these interests was drawing ; through this particular medium Leonardo was able to express his ideas in a simple and refined way . It includes preparatory sketches for large-format paintings, operationally accurate depictions of the human interior and exterior, and refined maps that depict demographic characteristics of a particular area. His drawings seem to reveal all layers behind this genre ] This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci . To honor this, the Royal Collection of the United Kingdom has decided to highlight the highlights of its extensive collection (comprising (1
Leonardo da Vinci – An Exhibition of Life in the drawing
The Master's Innovations
Many of Leonardo da Vinci's works have been destroyed or lost, so that his progressive ideas survived only in manuscripts and drawings .The artist worked with various materials such as Metal Tip, Watercolor, Feather, and Ink – He often used special ink from iron salts and oak chambers, and red and black chalk .The layers of each work were imaged with non-invasive techniques, infrared-reflection-ultraviolet Accurately analyzed imaging and X-ray fluorescence.
Therefore, it is expected that the selection of these works details about Leonardo's creative process reveals and working methods . The printmaker of the 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 throughout Britain as possible will take this unique opportunity to see these extraordinary works that will allow us to enter one of the greatest minds in history and understand the man and his achievements. Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci's Drawings On View
A recent publication Leonardo da Vinci: A Closer Look by the Royal Collection Trust will accompany the exhibition. After the completion of all exhibitions, the drawings will be combined for the purpose of the great Leonardo retrospective at The Queen's Gallery in May 2019 which will travel to the Scottish Holyroodhouse Palace in November 2019.
To honor the 500th anniversary and subsequent exhibitions, we have decided to introduce you to the twelve Leonardo gems in our following top list.
Editor's tip: Disavowals: Or Canceled Confessions
On the heels of Walter Isaacson's beloved new biography (Autumn 2017) and increasing media attention (As 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the artist's death), the call of this book will go beyond the devoted and numerous audience of Leonardo to reach a popular audience. The most extensive collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci offers an intimate view of the spirit and hand of genius.
Selected image: Leonardo da Vinci – mortars firing in a fortress, ca. 1503-4. Black chalk, pen and ink, wash. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 2018.