Carleton University Art History Prof. Randi Klebanoff, will present the lecture The Divine Nature of Leonardo. While modern audiences embrace Leonardo da Vinci as a secular scientist and artistic genius, Klebanoff will examine da Vinci’s work through concepts of God and the cosmos that informed his 15th century world.

This lecture is part of Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Where: Room 100, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton
Info: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is available online.

In this lecture, Klebanoff will explore how his highly original depictions of the divine related to 15th century efforts to imagine God’s paradoxical immanence and transcendence in the world and to theological ideas of nature, cognition and the divine.

About Randi Klebanoff

Klebanoff’s research focuses on representation of the immaterial in Renaissance naturalism, particularly the intersection of pre-modern theology, theories of vision and representation. Her other research interests include representation of Jews in the Renaissance and Reformation, Renaissance sculpture (in particular Niccolò dell’Arca and Michelangelo), the imagery of women in Renaissance art and the Renaissance city in its many dynamics. Klebanoff regularly teaches history and methods of art history and is cross-appointed to the College of the Humanities.

About Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci

Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci is a year-long celebration that looks at da Vinci’s work with fresh eyes. In Italian, “Cinquecento” means 500 and, for this series of events, refers to the 500 years since his passing. During Cinquecento, Carleton’s faculties come together to explore da Vinci’s interdisciplinary innovations. Cinquecento is a comprehensive look at the life and work of one of history’s most fascinating people.

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