Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery offered a rare opportunity to the public to personally view the twelve pieces of drawings which were created by Leonardo Da Vinci to mark his 500th death anniversary.
Leonardo Da Vinci has been popularly known as a genius artist whose interests ranges from invention, painting, drawing, sculpting, architectural designing and writing to history and a lot more.
Leonardo died at the age of 67 on May 2, 1519 due to stroke. His remains were placed in Collegiate Church of Saint-Florentin at the Chateau d’Amboise in the Loire Valley.
Some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous drawings are the Vitruvian Man — a study of the proportions of the human body, the Head of an Angel, the Virgin of the Rocks — a botanical study of the Star in Bethlehem, and a large drawing with a black chalk on a colored paper entitled “The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist.” There are a lot more of other drawings made by Da Vinci which will be shown for public viewing in Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery houses various pieces of artworks which include geological pieces, Eastern art, Bristol’s historical artifacts and artworks of well-renowned British artists like Leonardo Da Vinci.
The twelve drawings which will be presented to the public are exclusively owned by the Queen herself, who has kept more than 550 sheets of Leonardo’s drawings. Most of Da Vinci’s great drawing collections are kept away from public viewing and are being sheltered at Windsor Castle.
There will be twelve simultaneous exhibitions of twelve drawings which will be held across the British mainland this February. Over 200 drawings will be shown in Buckingham Palace in the month of May.
The twelve viewing venues will be in Birmingham, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Sunderland, Southampton, and one more city which will be announced soon.