Leonardo da Vinci exhibition draws excitement

7 February 2019

Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery is currently housing Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings as one of 12 national museums celebrating the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.

The exhibition, which started on February 1, showcases 12 drawings on loan from the Royal Collection.

Kirstie Hamilton, Director of Programmes at Museums Sheffield said: “The remarkable thing about Leonardo (da Vinci) is that you don’t need to know lots about art or history or science to enjoy or appreciate his work – these drawings are fascinating and beautiful in so many levels I think everyone will find something in them.

“When you take some time out to really look at his drawings you realise what he sees is quite miraculous.”

The Millennium Gallery has provided pencils and paper for visitors to use in the entrance room, and there is an interactive opportunity to complete a collated version of da Vinci’s drawing of “Head of a Man, Full Face, Head of a Lion”.





The entrance room also features a timeline of da Vinci’s life, and a video about his life in parallel to the Italian government can be seen as well.

Visitors can see the rare works by the famed Renaissance man in the art room, on topics ranging from anatomy to philosophy.

Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust said: “The exhibition at the Millennium Gallery demonstrates the extraordinarily wide range of Leonardo’s work throughout his lifetime and is a thrilling opportunity for audiences to engage directly with one of the greatest minds in history.”

The free-entry exhibition will be open until May 6, and various workshops and talks for all ages will be held throughout the period for all to enjoy.



Written by Saya Uotani

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