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Thinking 3D: From Leonardo to the Present at Bodleian Libraries [Oxford]

Leonardo’s most brilliant and sustained scientific pursuit was his study of human anatomy. He made hundreds of drawings from corpses that he had dissected in monastery hospitals. One of Leonardo’s notes on this sheet compares the unborn baby to a seed
The rotation of the arm, and the foetus in the womb ©

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, several small displays are being staged around the University of Oxford on different aspects of his legacy. The Bodleian Libraries are showing an exhibition in their Treasury Gallery on the representation of three dimensions (often in motion) on a sheet of paper. Anatomical drawings by Leonardo from the Royal Collection, which convey the artist's innovations in representing three-dimensionality, will be on display until 9th February 2020.

Rooms and locations with objects on display