Lives of Leonardo Symposium

Organized by Rodney Palmer under the auspices of the Leonardo da Vinci Society, the "Lives of Leonardo" symposium will be held at the Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London on Friday 15 September, 2006, between 10.15 am and 6.00 pm.

The symposium will explore biographical, fictional and psychological approaches to Leonardo. What light do these different narratives shed on Leonardo himself, and on the cultures in which they were written? Why has Leonardo’s life story attracted so much attention? How did anecdotes about Leonardo affect Leonardesque art theory up to the eighteenth century? When and why were myths of Leonardo created, and in what ways have they biased responses to his art?

See for more information, or contact: Rodney Palmer, 4 Holland St, Cambridge CB4 3DL. Tel. (01223) 476543;

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