Events in Modern Languages & Cultures
IAS Life of Texts Lecture Series: Carlo Vecce 'Textual Metamorphosis in Leonardo da Vinci’s Manuscripts'
The Life of Texts
Evidence in Textual Production, Transmission and Reception
Institute of Advanced Study - The Leverhulme Trust
PGL Learning Centre - Palace Green Library, 6-7.30 pm
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Carlo Vecce · Textual Metamorphosis in Leonardo da Vinci’s Manuscripts
The name of Leonardo da Vinci has acquired universal significance in contemporary global culture, and his paintings are regarded as awe-inspiring icons. But what does one really know about him? What is the actual evidence on which our knowledge of his world rests? This lecture aims to cast new light on the manuscripts of Leonardo as the best source for understanding his intellectual achievement and artistic career. Offering a textual universe of words and images in constant movement and perpetual metamorphosis, the manuscripts of Leonardo enlighten with striking vividness the nature of the relationship between art and science in the early modern period.
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