Carleton University will host the lecture Anatomy, Geology and their Influence on Leonardo’s Art presented by historian Domenico Laurenza.

In this lecture, Laurenza will discuss why, as an artist, Leonardo da Vinci became focused on anatomy and studied the Earth like a scientist. He will dig into da Vinci’s scientific studies in anatomy and geology and their results.

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

When: Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 1301, Health Sciences Building, Carleton
Info: This event is free and open to the public. A campus map is available online.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Da Vinci’s scientific studies are connected with his artistic work through the representation of the human figure and landscape – subjects that represent the microcosm and the macrocosm.

The lecture will explore this topic and expand on Laurenza’s research into da Vinci’s anatomical studies and geological work. In particular, the lecture will include new information that has emerged during the preparation of the new edition of Leonardo’s Codex Leicester.

About Domenico Laurenza

A historian of science and art, Laurenza is a specialist in the history of the relationship between the two fields, the history of anatomy and geology, and has expertise in da Vinci’s work. He is a scientific consultant of Schroeder Arts in New York and Museo Galileo in Florence. He is the author of several books on da Vinci and the Renaissance, including Leonardo on Flight and Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy, among others. Most recently, Laurenza co-curated the forthcoming new edition of Leonardo’s Codex Leicester with Martin Kemp.

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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