Leonardo da Vinci's undiscovered work goes on UK tour

From BBC - February 7, 2018

For all great artists, embarking on an extensive tour for your adoring fans is a must.

Leonardo da Vinci may have died nearly 500 years ago, but will be doing exactly that across the UK next year.

To mark such a momentous life landmark, 144 of his greatest drawings are going on display in 12 different cities.

Two new discoveries, hidden drawings of hands, will also be shown under ultraviolet light.

The studies of hands for the Adoration of the Magi were thought to be completely blank pieces of paper, but were revealed as drawings when investigated at a lab in Oxford.

All the pieces have been selected to reflect the full range of Leonardo's interests, including painting and sculpture.

Put together by the Royal Collection, the drawings will also reflect his passion for architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany.


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