[LE STUDIUM CONFERENCES] Leonardo Teacher (Maestro Leonardo)

Date: 26 May 2023 to 27 May 2023

Lieu: Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci 1st floor of the Auberge du Prieuré

Organisateur : Prof. Salvatore Magazù, Prof. Pascal Brioist

Résumé : 


Leonardo da Vinci’s texts often embrace the style of the recipe literature typical of the craftsmen of his time. “You will observe this, you will do that…”. This form is found in his notes in many areas covered: in the treatise on painting, in the anatomical sheets, in the pages on mathematics, mechanics, alchemy, architecture or botany. Leonard addresses himself or a real or fictitious interlocutor. In spite of this maieutic form, it is really difficult to decide whether or not Leonard was really trying to «make school». In the field of painting, where he explains, for example, how to represent “a man walking in the wind”, we know that he has formed a team of “Leonardeschi”, apprentices who have taken so much from the master that one recognizes his style at first glance.
In other fields, the case is more complex because most of the mechanics of the «bottega» have been invisibilized, even if we know some names such as «Zoroastro» or Giovanni Tedesco.

> This conference is organised in partnership with the Château du Clos Lucé


  • Prof. Salvatore Magazù, FROM Department of Mathematical and Informatics Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences, University of Messina - IT, IN RESIDENCE AT Centre for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance (CESR)  / CNRS, University of Tours - FR
  • Prof. Pascal Brioist, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance (CESR)  / CNRS, University of Tours - FR

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