before we head to OMSI
Saturday my partner and I took grandson Dexter to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at OMSI. He thought it was pretty cool, though the Turbine Hall always takes precedence for him. I was fascinated by the da Vinci traveling exhibit, especially (of course) the section on his painting. The replicas of his machine designs were wonderful as well.
I had just two complaints: The exhibit showed a model of Leonardo's supposed design for a bicycle, which has been proven to be a hoax, and the paintings done by a current artist after Leonardo's work were slick and awful--not done in the Old Master way at all! Other than that, the exhibit was well worth seeing--I may go back when unaccompanied by a minor to take my time over everything!
I've been playing with embellishing various kinds of papers--here's what I've done so far. (These are sections of the larger sheets of paper.)