There are not many displays of under a dozen exhibits that I would drive over 40 miles to see, but I made an exception for the latest exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
On show until 10th June, ‘Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci’ is the main attraction & for good reason.
This exhibition, although light on exhibits, contains examples of all of Leonardo’s major areas of work. He thought of himself as a scientist first & an artist second. Two of the examples are meticulous anatomical drawings, one of arms & the other of bones of the foot. Others include designs for clothing & sculpture.
This was my personal favourite, Scenes from the End of the World. Click on the photo to see clouds raining fire & skeletons rising up from the ground- an interesting subject for the leading scientist of the age!
I came away inspired to find out more about Leonardo & become more prolific as an artist!
The drawings are part of the Royal Collection & are being exhibited as a Diamond Jubilee Celebration.