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Martin Kemp

Leonardo’s 500th. What was all the Fuss About?

Martin Kemp

Monday, 30 March 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Leonardo expert Professor Martin Kemp looks back at the year of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death and asks ‘Is Leonardo worth it?’.

There has never been larger and more widespread celebrations of the anniversary of any cultural figure than the multitude of events, publications, television programmes, blogs,  films and media stories to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Kemp, who has published five books in 2019, looks back over some of the events in which he was involved, not least the controversial story of the $450m Salvator Mundi, on which he is co-authoring a book.  He will in effect be adding a new chapter (or even chapters) to his Living with Leonardo. Fifty Years of Sanity and Insanity in the Art World and Beyond. Above all, is Leonardo worth it?

Kemp is emeritus research professor in the history of art at the University of Oxford and author of Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature; Man and Leonardo; and Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon.

This event is part of Italian day at the festival.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming