Faculty Forum: Introduction to Leonardo's Drawings
Danforth Hall, Chace Galleries
Mary Bergstein, Professor in RISD’s History of Art and Visual Culture department, shows how Leonardo used drawing for scientific, investigative, expressive, and philosophical purposes. Leonardo’s botanical, anatomical, hydrodynamic, religious, and landscape drawings—including the late controversial deluge drawings, which seem so pertinent to today’s environmental crises—will be examined. The lecture will be immediately followed by a visit to the exhibit Lines of Thought to look closely at Leonardo’s, Virgin and Child with a Cat.