Art: Beyond the Skin's Frontier

The Met displays Leonardo's revolutionary anatomical drawings

The current exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings at New York City's Metropolitan Museum is, one need hardly point out, a must for almost anyone who is interested in either drawings or bodies. All the same, it is not the easiest of shows. Its predecessor, the Met's 1981 exhibition of his studies of landscape and water and plants (lent, like this one, from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle), was more open to the nonspecialist, if only because more people have mused on water currents or...

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