Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:15 PM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 6:15 PM
6:15 p.m. Lecture, Lubar Auditorium, free with Museum admission
7:15 p.m. Optional dinner, $55/person, Café Calatrava; reservations required: 414-224-3293
Warhol used Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper in his final, and largest, series of paintings. Martin Kemp, an expert on da Vinci, will connect his lecture on how the Renaissance artist's painting illustrates his scientific approach to art to Warhol's reinterpretation of the iconic work. Professor Emeritus in the History of Art, Oxford University, Kemp has written and lectured extensively on the relationship between art and science.
Trained in the natural sciences and art history at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, London, Martin Kemp has taught at universities in both the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition, he has been a guest curator for a number of exhibitions on Leonardo da Vinci, including Ca. 1492 at the National Gallery in Washington, DC (1991) and Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, and Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2006). His books include Leonardo: The Marvelous Works of Nature and Man (2007), Seen/Unseen: Art, Science, and Intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble Telescope (2006), Leonardo (2004), and Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (1989).
A book signing will follow the lecture.
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Society