P J Lynch


Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci

I hadn’t bothered going to see the exhibition of ten drawings by Leonardo that is currently showing at the Ulster Museum.

I thought that they might be a selection of his less wonderful drawings, and maybe I thought it wasn’t worth bothering over just ten pictures.
Anyway, I went yesterday when we were up in Belfast and had the kids over to see a Dinosaur exhibition that was also on at the Museum.

I was so thrilled to find that this extraordinary sketch of a man on a rearing horse is one of the ten drawings in the show.
For me, it was worth going just to see this picture.
This sketch was in a fantastic book about Leonardo that I had out on almost permanent loan from my school’s library, and it always stood out for me as one of Leonardo’s most sublime creations.
I stood and looked at this little drawing for a very long and happy moment.
So if you are in or near Belfast do go and visit the exhibition. It’s on until the 27th of August.
The rest of the Museum is wonderful too.

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  1. aladine August 17, 2012

    It's always wonderful to see images that inspired you when you were younger. Two pieces of yours from East of the Sun West of the Moon had the same effect on me. ^_^

  2. PJ Lynch August 20, 2012

    Thanks so much Aladine, I'm delighted you liked East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
    Which two pieces connected with you?
    All the best

  3. aladine August 24, 2012

    They are the 'drops of tallow' scene and 'the kiss' (separation and reunion, I guess). I always feel pulled right into those moments when I look them – a real instance of the artwork telling the story.

  4. PJ Lynch August 29, 2012

    I think I might have guessed that you would like those two pix.
    I'm really chuffed that they made a connection.
    All the best

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