Leonardo da Vinci anatomy drawings on show at Buckingham Palace

Prof Helen King (Arts) has contributed to the audio guide and app for the Royal Galleries’ Olympics exhibition on ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist‘ which opens on 4 May 2012. Helen will also be giving a lecture as part of the supporting activities for the exhibition.

To view some of the highlights from the exhibition, follow this BBC link: http://bbc.in/IDAwA1

Da Vinci: The Expert View
Dr Kate Crawley assesses the life and legacy of Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), artist-engineer and towering figure of the Italian Renaissance, was an illegitimate son. Therefore a university education, the only route to a profession, was not open to him. Fortunately, the occupation of artist, which involved a long apprenticeship, was considered perfectly acceptable. So Leonardo attended the village school and lived a country life.

Read more about his life in OpenLearn.

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