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The exhibition

The exhibtion will be split in two galleries - one gallery with the Royal Collection drawings and the other featuring items from the museum's collections.

Art Or Science? For Leonardo Da Vinci, drawing was a method of observation as well as a scientific record. His studies of nature reveal his thought processes and ground-breaking theories. Since the fifteenth century, the detailed visual analysis of natural forms has led to advances in both art and science.

Artists have long studied the physical make-up of living subjects, hoping to portray them more realistically and expressively. Some artists have become renowned scientists in their own right.

Many different artistic techniques have also been employed by scientists in an effort to explore the complex three-dimensional forms of nature.

This display examines the cross-over between art and science in works from Amgueddfa Cymru’s Art and Natural History collections, as well as loans from Cardiff University Library’s Special Collections.

The works from the Royal Collection that feature in the exhibition:

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

The head of St Bartholomew (?) in the Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Studies of an infant

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

A study for an equestrian monument

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

A male nude

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

A deluge

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Job's tears (Coix lachryma-jobi)

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

The cardiovascular system and principal organs of a woman

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

A bald fat man with a broken nose in profile

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

A standing masquerader

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

A horse in left profile, with measurements

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

A horse in left profile, with measurements