Leonardo da Vinci is the star draw at the National Gallery at the moment, but there’s a chance to find out more about him in the Midlands – and raise money at the same time.
On January 25, the Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, Martin Clayton, will deliver an Art Fund lecture linked to the exhibition Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, which is on from this month at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
It’s quite a coup for the organisers, Warwickshire Art Fund, to have secured the Senior Curator for this talk which is being held in the Waterhall in Edmund Street, Birmingham, at 11 am.
Leonardo Through His Drawings will cover the whole of Leonardo’s career as a draughtsman, with particular reference to the ten drawings touring five venues across the UK, with Birmingham their first stop.
The drawings have been selected to reflect Leonardo’s use of different media and the range of his painting and sculpture, engineering, botany, mapmaking, hydraulics activities and anatomy.
Tickets, in aid of the Art Fund, cost £17 and are available to members of the Art Fund and the general public from David Page on 01564 773825.
Entry is free to the exhibition in the Print Room at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The Art Fund is an organisation well worth supporting. Nationally it lead the campaign in 2010 to keep the Staffordshire Hoard in the Midlands, and plays a major part in supporting the quality of art on public display in the UK.