Leonardo da Vinci is going on tour in the uk

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To all the great artists, embarking on an extensive tour for their fans, it is a necessity.

Leonardo da Vinci could have died almost 500 years ago, but that is going to do exactly that in the uk the next year.

To commemorate such a momentous historical life, 144 of his large drawings are to be displayed in 12 different cities.

Two new discoveries, the hidden drawings of the hands, it is also displayed under the ultraviolet light.

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The studies of hands for the Adoration of the Magi was thought to be completely blank, pieces of paper, but is revealed as drawings when it is investigated in a laboratory at the university of Oxford.

All the pieces have been selected to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests, including painting and sculpture.

Together for the Royal Collection, the drawings also reflect his passion for architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany.

The exhibitions also include examples of all the drawing materials used by the artist, including pen and ink, black and red chalk, watercolor and metalpoint.

Royal Collection Trust

The exhibition will take place in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland, with a new venue to be announced.

Following major exhibitions in February 2019, in May we met to form part of an exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

This will be the largest exhibition of Leonardo’s work in over 65 years of age.

Royal Collection Trust

Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust, said: “The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci are a national treasure, both is incredibly beautiful and the main source of our knowledge of the artist.

“We hope that as many people as possible across the uk will take advantage of this unique opportunity to see these extraordinary works, which allow us to enter one of the most brilliant minds of history, and to understand the man and his achievements.”

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