Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition Tour Friday 13 - Sunday 15 January 2012 The highlight of the weekend will be a visit to the “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” Exhibition at the National Gallery. The exhibition is the most complete display of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings ever held. This unprecedented exhibition – the first of its kind anywhere in the world – brings together sensational international loans never before seen in the UK. Inspired by the recently restored National Gallery painting “The Virgin of the Rocks”, this exhibition focuses on Leonardo as an artist. In particular it concentrates on the work he produced as court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan in the late 1480s and 1490s. We travel from Northwich and Chester by coach and stay at the Holiday Inn Regents Park for 2 nights (B&B). Art historian Adrian Sumner will accompany us to explain the exhibitions we visit. Friday 13 January - coach travel to London, and visit the “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” exhibition at the National Gallery (timed entry ticket included in tour price). Saturday 14 January - Visit the British Museum where Grayson Perry curates an installation of his new works alongside objects made by unknown men and women throughout history from the British Museum’s collection. We then visit Lord Leighton’s House. The house was the former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, built to designs by George Aitchison. The Arab Hall is the centrepiece of the house. Designed to display Leighton's priceless collection of over a thousand Islamic tiles, mostly brought back from Damascus in Syria, the interior evokes a compelling vision of the Orient. The opulence continues through the other richly decorated interiors, with gilded ceilings and walls lined with peacock blue tiles by the ceramic artist William De Morgan. On the first floor is Leighton's grand painting studio with its great north window, dome and apse. Finally we visit Tate Britain, with a special exhibition of visionary, eccentric, populist and epic, John Martin. He was a controversial but key figure in nineteenth century art. Sunday 15 January - Imperial War Museum. Two main art galleries feature collections of outstanding modern British art. Works by some of Britain’s most significant artists are displayed alongside more contemporary works and recent acquisitions. Plus Shaped by War - photographs by Don McCullin. Then travel home, arriving Cheshire in the early evening. Booking Form Full Name(s): Communit yL td. Community Ltd.
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Please book me the following (includes return coach travel, 2 nights B&B, entry to the “da Vinci” Exhibition):........ twin rooms at £249/person
........ single rooms at £289/person
I enclose a deposit of £100/person (payable to “DAN Community”). Bookings are on a “first come” basis as we expect this tour to be very popular. If the tour is cancelled, all deposits will be returned. Signed:
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Published on Nov 11, 2011