|[The Head of Leda c.1505-6 Leonardo da Vinci. Royal Collection © 2012 Her Majesty The Queen]|
I recently visited the exhibition of ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci at the McManus Galleries. These are drawings are remarkable in their detail and it is interesting to have some idea of the how he used these drawings in preparation for paintings or for his scientific research. It is interesting to note that Da Vinci paintings were exhibited in Dundee as far back as 1867 at the conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
It is great for this exhibition to be in Dundee and for the exhibition to be free of charge. Dundee is building an excellent reputation as a centre for cultural excellence. I think that this is the sort of exhibition along with the events and exhibitions which are indigenous to the city make the case for Dundee to be the UK City of Culture in 2017.
The exhibition continues until 4th November and is well worth a visit. I can also thoroughly recommend a visit to the rest of the McManus which offers lots on the Dundee's history and cultural heritage.