The exhibition, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), brings together more than 200 very fine, beautiful and intricate drawings. It is the first major showing of this artist's work in over 60 years.
Through more than 200 drawings we begin to understand how the artist’s mind worked and the things that interested him from painting, sculpture, architecture and anatomy, to engineering, cartography, geology and botany.
Leonardo's Greatest Achievements Survive only in Drawings and Manuscripts
As an anatomist he dissected over 25 human bodies but the results of his work were never published.
He had planned to write treatises on a number of subjects including painting, water, mechanics, the growth of plants but none were ever completed.
This is a most interesting exhibition and to select highlights is almost impossible as each drawing gives a fascinating insight into the artist’s thoughts and working techniques.
For example,Head of Leda，如上所示，是一个非常细黑白垩，笔墨画呈现出女人的头部。细节是惊人的。这个女人的头发是在复杂的辫子紧固固定在了耳朵线圈。头是一个失去绘画研究Leda and the Swan。
Classical mythology tells us that Leda, Queen of Sparta, was seduced by Jupiter who appeared in the form of a swan.
星的-伯利恒 - 植物绘图的丽达与天鹅
Botanical Drawings for Leda and the Swan
Some of Leonardo’s best botanical drawings were studies created in preparation for his compositionLeda and the Swan。在此图中，我们专注于明星的-伯利恒的一丛。回旋叶出现在了跪勒达并在其软化其上的天鹅站在岩石的边缘画的多份研究。
Gun Barrels and Mortars
在1480年代艺术家搬到米兰,领先centre for the production of arms and armour. With this move his interest in science and technology intensified as can be seen in his designs for gun barrels and mortars.
At the centre of the page we see a rotating cradle on which a gun with opposed barrels could be fixed. One barrel would be loaded while the other was fired.
Violent Storms - A Favourite Subject
During the last few years of the artist’s life, violent storms were one of his favourite subjects. He approached this subject with an obsessive intensity, both in his drawings and writings, showing a deep-rooted obsession with the destructive power of the forces of nature.
达芬奇的遗产 - 生存因素
莱昂纳多把一切 - 每一个图纸，每一个音符和笔记本电脑。当他于1519年去世，他留给笔记本电脑2000余散页加上几十到他的学生弗朗西斯梅尔齐。梅尔齐花了很多年的探索和分类收集。
It is only since the early part of the 20th century, when they were widely published, that we have begun to understand the artist’s work.
这一优异的展览is open at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, from 24th May to 13th October 2019.