Da Vinci at NG
The National Gallery in London has released details of its Winter blockbuster: Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, which it describes as "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." Over 60 of Leonardo's works will be shown from 9 November to 5 February 2012 in the Sainsbury Wing and Sunley Room. In order to avoid crowding, the Gallery will fix admissions at 180 every half hour. It expects "unprecedented demand" for tickets and advised patrons to book in advance (CLICK). Believe it or not, booking opens tomorrow! Shown is The Lady with an Ermine, a portrait of Cecillia Gallerani, the mistress of da Vinci's patron Ludovico Maria Sforza. The title link takes you to a BBC slide show.