‘In the manner of smoke’: Leonardo, Art and Faith
Sat, 21 April 2018
Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the most compelling images in the history of Christian art, yet it is often taken for granted that this multi-talented genius was not a man of faith.
This study day explores each of Leonardo’s surviving, overtly Christian works in detail, exploring their meaning and setting them in context. The picture which is revealed is of an artist of profound religious sensibility rooted in both scientific rationality and a deep awareness of the human condition: a man who embodied a unity of vision which has arguably been lost in our own age. Artist, scientist, anatomist, cartographer, musician, engineer, yes, and more besides; but also, and ever, a theologian.
Tutor: The Rev'd Iain Lane, Tutor in Theology and the Visual Arts
Venue: Diocesan Board Room, Holywell Lodge, St Albans (please click link for map)
Date: Saturday 21st April, 2018
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