Friday, 1 March 2019

Leonardo da Vinci

Courtesy of Frances Dryburgh

This week, Friends were fortunate to have two talks about Leonardo da Vinci and his works.

The lecture given by Colin Bailey comprehensively covered Leonardo’s life from Vinci to Paris via Florence and Milan. He discussed Leonardo’s paintings and drawings and included the making of paper and the use of pen and ink, crayon and charcoal.

Then on Friday we had breakfast and a visit to the exhibition “Leonardo 500: A Life in Drawing  “in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Curator Pippa Stephenson introduced us to the 12 drawings on show and highlighted aspects of some of these which greatly increased our understanding.

More can be learnt about the exhibition in the article in the current newsletter written by Pippa. The exhibition is free and open until May 2019.