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Leonardo da Vinci’s Infinite Curiosity

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1M2308
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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A water-powered gyroscopic compass drawn by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci has been called “the most curious person to have ever lived.” What exactly was he curious about? And what did he do to satisfy that curiosity? In a fascinating presentation, renowned astrophysicist and author Mario Livio examines the intimate relation between Leonardo’s art and his scientific experiments and observations.

He explores in detail how Leonardo used his science to advance his art, and his art to inspire and to present his science. He also analyzes modern neuroscientific and psychological research into the types of curiosity that Leonardo exhibited, and how this curiosity manifested itself in Leonardo’s extensive notebooks.

Livio brings together all of Leonardo’s facets to create a portrait of the quintessential Renaissance Man.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.