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Leonardo da Vinci 1519–2019: Art, history, science

Marking the fifth centenary of Leonardo’s death, this interdisciplinary conference looks at a wide range of Leonardo’s artistic and scientific interests, framing the master’s genius within the historical context of his time.
When Nov 04, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
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With contributions by:
Peter Abrahams, University of Warwick
Laura Aldovini, Musei Civici, Pavia
Victoria Avery, Fitzwilliam Museum
Martin Clayton, Royal Collections, Windsor Castle
Maya Corry, University of Oxford
Iain Fenlon, University of Cambridge
Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge
Ian Hutchings, University of Cambridge
Martin Kemp, University of Oxford
Domenico Laurenza, Museo Galileo Florence
Dániel Margócsy, University of Cambridge
Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge
Luke Syson, The Fitzwilliam Museum
Evelyn Welch, King’s College London

Organiser: Lucia Tantardini, University of Cambridge

Programme
9.30-10.00 Coffee and Registration

10.00-10.15 Welcome: Luke Syson, Fitzwilliam Museum

10.15-10.30 Introduction: Martin Kemp, University of Oxford


ART
Chair: Victoria Avery, Fitzwilliam Museum

10.30-11.00 The materials and stylistic development of Leonardo’s late drawings, Martin Clayton, Royal Collection, Windsor Castle

11.00-11.30 Leonardo and Printmaking: Opinion, Adoption and Experimentation, Laura Aldovini, Musei Civici, Pavia

11.30-12.00 Leonardo and Ideal Beauty, Maya Corry, University of Oxford
Lunch 12:00-13:00


HISTORY
Chair: Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge

13.00-13.30 Leonardo between city and court, Evelyn Welch, King’s College London

13.30-14.00 Leonardo’s Lyre, Iain Fenlon, University of Cambridge

13.45-14.05 Leonardo - from drawings to drones, Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge

14.05-14.30 Discussion open to the public conducted by Alexander Marr

 

14:30-15:00 Tea and Coffee

 

SCIENCE
Chair: Dániel Margócsy, University of Cambridge

15.00-15.25 Leonardo on fossils and the earth: new evidence from the Codex Leicester, Domenico Laurenza, Museo Galileo, Florence

15.25-15.55 Confrication and consumption - Leonardo's interest in tribology, Ian Hutchings, University of Cambridge

15.55-16.20 Leonardo: a 15th Century artist whose concepts and original ideas anticipated 21st Century imaging? Peter Abrahams, University of Warwick

16.25-16.45 Closing remarks: Luke Syson

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