October 27, 2021

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Friday, 04 May 2012 to Sunday, 07 October 2012

If you missed the recent Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery, fear not there’s a new one in town! And arguably it’s even better than the last.

Leonardo da Vinci has long been recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but it was not until over 400 years later that his extensive collection of anatomical studies came to light.  Of all of his scientific endeavours – optics, geology, botany, engineering – da Vinci made the most far-reaching discoveries in anatomy. This exhibition is the largest ever dedicated to Leonardo’s studies of the human body. Over the course of 25 years he dissected around thirty human cadavers, combining manual dexterity in dissection with great skill as a draughtsman and an eloquent literary style to produce some of the finest anatomical studies ever made. This fascinating and unique exhibition is proving to be one of the hottest tickets in town.

For more information visit the Royal Collection website.