Leonardo: Conclusion & Connoisseurship
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library welcomes back art historian Linda Blair with a new lecture series, Leonardo. For many years now, Blair has been one of the Athenaeum’s most popular speakers.
The ancient Greeks believed that if one excelled beyond all others, he must have been personally chosen by the gods. If one ran the fastest footrace, sculpted the finest statue, wrote the winning drama, it was because the gods entered the athlete’s body, whispered in the playwright’s ears, guided the sculptor’s chisel. Touched by divinity, the victor—athlete, playwright, sculptor—was elevated to a plane of existence beyond mere mortals. And the gods bestowed one other gift: immortality. He would live forever in the minds of man. The gods touched Leonardo da Vinci.
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