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Leonardo’s Legacy: Technology -- Envisioning the Future

Data:

16/04/2019


Leonardo’s Legacy: Technology -- Envisioning the Future

Leonardo’s Legacy: Technology -- Envisioning the Future
Tuesday, April 16th 6:00pm
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 N Michigan Ave Suite 1450

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Leonardo’s Legacy: Technology -- Envisioning the Future
Presented on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci
The fourth and final lecture of a series at the Italian Cultural Institute by Professor Giovanni Aloi (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Leonardo da Vinci’s ability to see beneath the surface of appearances laid the foundations of the modern world. From technology to art and science, Leonardo’s desire to discover and understand the secret workings of the natural world bore a deeply modern, existentialist tone to European culture. At times, Leonardo’s genius saw into the future and envisioned a functional world designed to better life. At others, he focused his efforts on dreaming up lethal war machines fine-tuned to eradicate it. From his outstanding paintings to his scientific perspectives, Leonardo’s oeuvre pieces together the image of a visionary mind capable of shaping the world in ways that impact our lives today.

This series of lectures explores the legacy of Leonardo’s complex genius, focusing on the key moments that made the polymath’s life and career of incomparable importance to the history of the Western world.

This Lecture:
At times, Leonardo’s genius saw into the future and envisioned a functional world designed to better life. At others, he devoted his efforts to dreaming up lethal war machines fine-tuned to eradicate life. Taken together, these works create a portrait of an unpredictable, visionary mind capable of shaping the world in ways that impact our lives today.

Giovanni Aloi is an art historian in modern and contemporary art. He currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sotheby's Institute of Art New York and London, and Tate Galleries. He regularly lectures on modern and contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been translated in Italian, Chinese, French, Russian, Polish, and Spanish.

Free and open to the public.
RSVP at https://leonardolegacynatureandtechnology.eventbrite.com 

Informazioni

Data: Mar 16 Apr 2019

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 500 N Michigan Ave,

1250