College members invited to talk by Martin Kemp, Emeritus Research Professor, Oxford University

The President and Art Committee of Clare Hall invite all College members to a talk by Martin Kemp. Titled 'The Heart of the Matter: Leonardo da Vinci and the Body of the Earth', the talk is taking place on Friday 6 May 2022 from 6pm in the Richard Eden Room, West Court, Clare Hall.

Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University. He has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day, speaking on issues of visualisation to a wide range of audiences. Leonardo da Vinci has been the subject of a number of Professor Kemp's books, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press, 2004) and the semi-autobiographical Living with Leonardo (Thames & Hudson, 2018). He has published on imagery in the sciences of anatomy, natural history and optics, including The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale University Press).

The event will be open from 5:30pm for tea, and there will be canapes and drinks from 7:15pm.

Please RSVP by 29 April to fiona.blake@outlook.com, as places are limited.


This talk has been planned to complement The Art and Heart of Leonardo, an exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes, running from 5 May-16 June 2022. 


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