Some of Leonardo da Vinci’s original drawings are in Southampton! And all over the UK… The idea is rather interesting: instead of a touring exhibition of the same drawings, all cities taking part concurrently get a different set of drawings. If the visitors want to see all of them, then they are the ones who need to go on a tour…
I really enjoyed the Southampton exhibition. Then again, anything involving any original work by my greatest influence (and my hero since I visited the French chateau of Le Clos Luce during a school trip when I was little), and I start bouncing up and down incontrollably…
The exhibition shows a couple of short films: one about Leonardo’s life and one about the materials he used. I found the latter very interesting and it left me longing for a workshop so I could play with the real things.
The drawing are exhibited in a single room, with low level lights and people walking around with magnifying glasses.
Leonardo’s drawings are exquisite and if one of these exhibitions is near you, I would definitely recommend you go. At the end of the tour all the drawings will come together and be exhibited in London.
If you visited the Southampton exhibition or another one on the map above, leave a comment and let us know what you thought!
Happy field trip!