Saturday, 19 May 2012

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist

This exhibition recently opened at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. It is an incredible collection of anatomical drawings acquired by Charles II in the late 17th century.

The drawings can be viewed online but it is well worth seeing them in the flesh. If the drawings had been formally published they would have cast a shadow over the work of Vesalius, which followed shortly afterwards.

The 500th anniversary of the birth of Vesalius will be celebrated in a couple of years time.


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