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Leonardo da Vinci Caroline Brooke Thursday 11 April 2019

Leonardo is the most famous painter of the Italian Renaissance and the day's three lectures aim to put his artistic production in context by explaining how his paintings, drawings, and scientific experiments are all governed by a quest to discover the underlying principles that Leonardo believed governed all forms.  They will consider how all Leonardo's art can be understood as a form of science, and how his approach to science was governed by his artistic concerns.

Lecture 1:  The Body of Man - will consider Leonardo’s most important and enduring artistic pre-occupation; the representation of the human form.

Lecture 2:  The Motions of the Mind - considers how for Leonardo, mind and body were intrinsically interconnected.

Lecture 3: The Body of Earth - explores Leonardo’s unprecedented study of the natural world.

Tickets for this Special Interest Day that is being held at Epsom College will be priced at £33 pp (including lunch) and will go on sale to members from 09.30am immediately prior to our monthly lecture on Wednesday 6th February.