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04 June 2019From Leonardo to the Bauhaus - the rise and fall of the artist-scientist
02 July 2019Dame Zaha Hadid

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From Leonardo to the Bauhaus - the rise and fall of the artist-scientist
Richard Whincop
Tuesday 04 June 2019

This lecture plots the coming together of Art and Science in the person of Leonardo da Vinci, and his scientific approach to painting in the analysis of light, perspective, anatomy and human expression; and it goes on to look at the scientific approach to painting of artists such as Vermeer, Joseph Wright of Derby, and Seurat, culminating in the rational aesthetic of the Bauhaus. It will end by outlining the reasons for the eventual divorce between art and science, and ask if this split is irrevocable.

Image: The Astronomer by Vermeer, Louvre, 1668