Da Vinci

Hubby was able to get free tickets to the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery way back in August before he left his old job, and we went on Saturday. It’s a collection of some of his most famous paintings as well as sketches by him and his students.

It was interesting to see some of his most famous paintings, including The Virgin on the Rocks and the Last Supper (well, a full-scale copy by Da Vinci’s assistant). It is really interesting to see the sketches he drew in preparation for the main painting, such as sketches of hands and different faces to show the right character of the apostles.

The exhibition runs until 5 February 2012 and is understandably very popular. There were a lot more people at this than at the Canaletto exhibition we went to there a year ago. We spent over an hour and a half walking round and looking at the 93 pictures. On the ticket it says you can stay as long as you like!

I won’t ramble on about it – you can read lots of reviews of the exhibition online!


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