Leonardo da Vinci: Drawing with Water

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Observations on the course of the River Arno British Library Arundel MS 263 f 149r c British Library Board

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Experiment with water as both subject for drawing and a tool to draw with

Course dates: Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September 10.30 – 17.00

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This two-day course takes the Library’s exhibition Leonardo: A Mind in Motion as a starting point to explore water as the subject for drawing. The subject of water was a fascination for Leonardo da Vinci both as an artist and as a scientist. He described water as ‘the vehicle of nature’ believing water to be to the world what blood is to our bodies.

As well as the subject, water will also be a vital material to experiment with in our work. On the second day we will take a visit off-site to draw moving water (location to be confirmed).


Name: Leonardo da Vinci: Drawing with Water
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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