Evening Talk: Leonardo da Vinci on Dynamics and Animation

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Thursday 18 April 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Leonardo da Vinci, Studies of water, c.1510-13. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Join specialist on Leonardo da Vinci, Dr Matthew Landrus (Faculty of History, Wolfson College, Oxford), for a fascinating look at Leonardo’s work. 

Leonardo referred to science as ‘the observation of things possible, whether present or past’. In this context, science was invention, or an innovation. He developed new approaches to pictorial and engineering projects by promoting their dynamic qualities and methods of animation.

He wrote about painting as a science, and referred to mechanics as ‘the paradise of mathematical science, because here we come to the fruits of mathematics’.

Leonardo’s first two books were on painting and mechanics. How did those books contribute to the ‘observation of things possible’ in his projects? An important connection in this case is the necessity of animation, which is arguably the genius of his major pictorial and engineering projects.

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When
Thursday 18 April 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Price
£5 plus booking fee
How to book
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Where
Millennium Gallery
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Talks and tours
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