Leonardo da Vinci and the Human Body, Earthly and Divine

Art History Lecture
Leonardo da Vinci and the Human Body, Earthly and Divine
A Lecture with Allison Hill-Edgar
Sunday, August 19th 2:00 p.m.  

$9.50 Members, $11 Non-Members


Leonardo da Vinci holds a unique place in art history as one of the most curious and tireless artists to investigate the human body and spirit.  Working in a time when the boundaries between art and science began to dissolve, he strove to gain a greater understanding of the working of the universe, and in particular, of man. This lecture will investigate both his anatomical studies, in which he pursued knowledge through direct observation of and experimentation with the natural world, as well as his iconic paintings in which he strove to portray an ideal beauty of man that related to God.


Allison Hill-Edgar is an artist and MD whose enduring interest is the human figure. She has studied drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and Art History in the US, Japan, Italy, France and Russia. In 1994, she earned a BA in Fine Arts from Harvard College. In 2003, she earned an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; she completed her internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and obtained her medical license in 2004. Since that time, she has dedicated herself to a full-time career as an artist. In 2017, she earned an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Hill-Edgar currently resides and works in New York City and Cooperstown, NY.

Sunday, August 19, 2018
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm (2h)

Location: Fenimore Auditorium

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