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.
I loved this drawing of Leda (below) & was fascinated by the techniques used. Leonardo had made an under drawing of black chalk & then a fine drawing of ink was made on top of this. It was amazing to see the marks made by his hand over 500 years ago.
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.