a review of Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan at the National Gallery in London

Newspaper reviews of the current National Gallery exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan‘ have been extremely positive: see the LA Times, the Scotsman, the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Independent. Effective marketing including a live tv and digital cinema preview has ensured that within days of opening all advance tickets sold out and people wait for hours for limited daily entry positions.…

thoughts on marketing art, and the enduring appeal of Leonardo da Vinci

thoughts on marketing art, and the enduring appeal of Leonardo da Vinci

I visited Windsor castle recently mainly to see if there were any Leonardo drawings in the Drawing gallery. The Crown owns the largest collection of his surviving works on paper, including pages from his notebooks and preparatory drawings for paintings. But their website says nothing useful: the gallery contains ‘a selection of treasures from the Royal Library‘.…