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.