On Thursday 2nd of May, P6 Pupils visited The Ulster Museum, Belfast. The Museum had on loan an exhibition of 12 pieces of Leonardo da Vinci’s work to mark the 500th anniversary of his death… and amazingly we visited the exhibition on the exact date of his death!
Included in the exhibition were two of his most famous works- The Head of Saint Anne, made around 1510 and an anatomical drawing from 1489, The Skull Sectioned. Sharon, the Museum Curator took us on a tour of the exhibition, explaining all about the pictures on display.
Local artist Anushiya Sundaralingam, demonstrated and directed pupils on using Leonardo’s techniques of: observation and creating light and shade. Pupils then created their own art works, unusually using no pencils, only sponges, foam straws and even pieces of vegetation.
For many of our P6’s it was there first ever trip to a Museum and we would like to thank the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, via the Royal Collections Trust for the funding, which made the trip possible.