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Leonardo in Florence

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Join us as Adjunct Professor in Art History Page Knox discusses Leonard DaVinci in Florence. 2019/20 marks the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, who died at the age of 67 in the town of Amboise in the Loire Valley. Although his final resting place was in France, Leonardo spent almost half of his life in Florence and its environs.  Through an in-depth discussion of his formative years in Florence, as a youth in Vinci, as an apprentice for Verrocchio, as a member of the Guild of St. Luke, and later as an independent artist working for the Signoria, Page Knox will explore the impact of the city on his life and art. Looking closely at iconic works, including The Adoration of the Magi, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, and of course, the Mona Lisa, the lecture will place Leonardo’s paintings and drawings made during his time in Florence in context and explore how his continual investigation of the natural world brought life to his exceptional body of work.


PAGE KNOX is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University, where she received her PhD in 2012. She works in a variety of capacities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art giving public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection,  teaching classes at the museum, and leading groups for Travel with the Met.


March 5, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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