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JST Lecture Series Part One: The Science of Renaissance Art

Friday, April 8th 2016, 12:40pm

Jesuit School of Theology warmly welcomes you to the second of three spring seminars on the subject of art, religion, and science, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The second installment of this 3-part series, Leonardo Da Vinci and the Science of Renaissance Art, will be a conversation with world-renowned art historian Martin Kemp, Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at the University of Oxford. 

When: Friday, April 8th, 12:40pm
Where: Manresa Lounge, JST, 1735 Leroy Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Snacks will be provided!

About Dr. Martin Kemp:

Kemp has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day. He speaks on issues of visualisation and lateral thinking to a wide range of audiences. Leonardo da Vinci has been the subject of several books written by him, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press 2004). 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) and has a weekly column in Nature magazine.

Kemp was trained in Natural Sciences and Art History at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He was British Academy Wolfson Research Professor (1993-98). For more than 25 years he was based in Scotland (University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews). He has held visiting posts in Princeton, New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles and Montreal.

He has curated a series of exhibitions on Leonardo and other themes, including Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery in London and Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006. He was also guest curator for Circa 1492 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 1992.