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Art at the heart of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical studies

Thu 16 May

Jesus College

During the Renaissance, artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci described the heart's workings with a level of accuracy extraordinary for his day. Some of his thinking, developed through drawing, was so advanced that scientists have only recently realised how accurate his analysis really was.

In this talk, hosted by the Intellectual Forum in collaboration with the Jesus College Art Club, heart surgeon and artist Francis Wells will discuss da Vinci's sketches through a contemporary lens.

Accompanying the talk will be an exhibition on the upper floor of Frankopan Hall of da Vinci's anatomical studies, modern photos of dissections mirroring da Vinci's sketches, and Wells' commentary.

Cost: Free of charge

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Intellectual Forum, Jesus College Website Email: if-coordinator@jesus.cam.ac.uk

Timing

In person Live Stream

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Thu 16 May 7:30PM - 8:45PM

Venue

Address: Jesus College
Frankopan Hall
West Court, Jesus Lane
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB5 8BQ
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Email: if-coordinator@jesus.cam.ac.uk
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