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Galleries and Exhibitions => Galleries and Exhibitions => Topic started by: Tony (ASM) on November 22, 2011, 09:58:22 AM

Title: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: Tony (ASM) on November 22, 2011, 09:58:22 AM
This rare and probably the only opportunity to see a collection of Leonardo Da Vinci's art works in one place. (Although the Mona Lisa won't be there), can be viewed at the London National Gallery between 9 Nov 2011 to 5th Feb 2012. Here are the links:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci-painter-at-the-court-of-milan (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci-painter-at-the-court-of-milan)

PDF download of the exhibition guide:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/leonardo-da-vinci-painter-at-the-court-of-milan-exhibition-guide (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/leonardo-da-vinci-painter-at-the-court-of-milan-exhibition-guide)

I'm not sure if the newly found  'Salvator Mundi' will be on display but, I hear it may be. Here are 2 videos:
http://youtu.be/JFMEMGw__lw (http://youtu.be/JFMEMGw__lw)

http://youtu.be/a0QNePoujoM (http://youtu.be/a0QNePoujoM)
Title: Re: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: thegrindre on November 22, 2011, 10:11:46 AM
I know very little about art. It's never interested me in the past but, after finding Paintbasket, I'm learning a little about it.
I must say, this guys was pretty good, IMHO.

 :thankyou: Topdog for sharing this find.
Title: Re: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: nolan on November 22, 2011, 05:11:46 PM
Went to a Leonardo exhibit in South Africa years back - amazing work O0

If you can go, then do, it will be worth your while
Title: Re: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: claude on November 22, 2011, 05:31:58 PM
I saw some of his work including the Mona Lisa. I was completly frozen in front of his work. A genius. Must see show. Words cannot describe the feeling.
Title: Re: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: Anya on November 22, 2011, 06:01:14 PM
I have recently been reading conflicting reports on how long it took him to paint the Mona Lisa, anywhere from 4-10 years.

From what I have read he would put the painting aside for long periods of time and then go back to it.

Was that from discouragement and/or frustration?
Title: Re: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: Tony (ASM) on November 22, 2011, 06:32:09 PM
I'm very tempted to travel 200 miles to London for this (in the UK everything is London based and it really annoys me!).
It's a rare opportunity and, Da Vinci is my favourite Artist. It's just a shame the 'Mona Lisa aint gonna be there. I'd also like to have been sure that the 'Salvator Mundi' was gonna be on display too.
Thanks for comments replies.  :)
Title: Re: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: Val on June 15, 2012, 11:43:22 AM
Tony .... I can't believe I missed this!!  So .... did you go? If so what was it like? 
Title: Re: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 15, 2012, 11:46:49 AM
Hi Val, no, we didn't go. I might have done had the Mona Lisa been there. Removing the jewel in the crown of his works wasn't the best idea!
 
Title: Re: 'Leonardo Da Vinci' Exhibition At The National Gallery London UK
Post by: Val on June 15, 2012, 11:49:47 AM
 :(   Shame.