Lines of Thought

Ulster Museum

10 March – 7 May 2017

Key works from the British Museum's prestigious graphic collection are brought together to highlight the significant role drawing has played in artistic practice.

Drawing was Leonardo’s preferred form of expression; he maintained that an image transmitted knowledge more accurately than words. His notebooks were filled with sketches of beasts, bodies, dissections, botanical studies, rock formations, whirlpools, flying machines and architecture.

Leonardo's work is among the highlights of this show, which celebrates how drawing has been utilised as a medium for the expression of ideas. Other major artists featured include Michelangelo, Cézanne, Picasso and Bridget Riley. After its showing in Hull, the exhibition will travel to Belfast.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed Mon (except on Northern Ireland Bank Holiday Mondays)

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)