'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'
The Queen’s Gallery summer exhibition, exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical notebooks, looks set to be one of the landmark shows of 2012. Last week I attended a ‘bloggers’ breakfast’ to mark the opening of the exhibition, and recorded an interview with Dr Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings for the Royal Collection. In the first episode of Sick City Talks, Martin shares his insights into Leonardo’s work as an anatomist, the ideas that drove him, and the connections between his anatomical studies and his art.
You can listen to & download the podcast using the embedded player below, or (if you prefer) you can go straight to the Sick City Project page on Soundcloud. This is the first in a regular series of podcasts, in which I’ll be exploring the history, literature, art and science of medicine in London (and occasionally further abroad). Keep an ear out for future talks on vampires, lepers, and the art of the disappeared.