Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
Leonardo da Vinci was arguably the greatest artist that ever lived. 12 of his most extraordinary drawings are on display in Sheffield as part of a major nationwide exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of his death.
With much of his life’s work unrealised or destroyed, many of Leonardo’s greatest achievements are represented through his drawings. An unprecedented national event, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing sees works from the Royal Collection illustrate the great Renaissance master’s unparalleled gift as an artist, draftsman and scientist.
Amongst the works on display in Sheffield is The head of St Philip (c.1495), a study for one of the world’s most famous paintings, the Last Supper. The exhibition also features examples of Leonardo’s celebrated anatomical drawings, his observations of the movement of water, and more.
Visitors have the chance to try some of Leonardo’s techniques themselves in a range of hands-on drawing activities for the whole family. Our programme of Inspired by Leonardo talks, workshops and events are listed in the events section of our website.
We're pleased to be able to keep the Millennium Gallery open until 8pm every Thursday to give visitors the opportunity to visit outside of our usual opening times.