Image [Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Opening today until 7 October 2012, The Queen’s Gallery
, Buckingham Palace is showing the largest ever display of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings.
At the recent Medical Artists’ Association conference I attended, Francis Wells
(the voice on the audio
of this exhibition) gave a talk on Leonardo’s work, and it was fascinating to hear how Leonardo really was the grandfather of anatomy as we now know it. Above is a drawing of the muscles of the shoulder and arm, thought to contain the first ever ‘exploded’ anatomical diagram (the view we just take for granted in current times).
Fascinating video by curtaor Martin Clayton here;