Lectures and seminars KI's Cultural Week seminar: "Why Mona Lisa and the Flying Machine are the Same Kind of Thing" with Martin Kemp, Oxford University
Welcome to a seminar within KI's Cultural Week; "Why Mona Lisa and the Flying Machine are the Same Kind of Thing" with Martin Kemp, Oxford University.
"Why Mona Lisa and the Flying Machine are the Same Kind of Thing"
Martin Kemp, Oxford University
Fellow of the British Academy, is an art historian and exhibition curator who is one of the world's leading authorities on the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci. The author of many books on Leonardo, Kemp has also written about visualisation in art and science, particularly anatomy, natural sciences and optics. Instrumental in the controversial authentication of Salvator Mundi to Leonardo, Kemp has been vocal on attributions to Leonardo, including support of La Bella Principessa and opposition of the Isleworth Mona Lisa.
From 1995 to 2008 he was professor of art history at the University of Oxford and has continued since then as an emeritus professor. He previously held posts at University of St Andrews (1981–1995) and University of Glasgow (1966–1981). He holds honorary fellowships of both Trinity College, Oxford and Downing College, Cambridge and is also a fellow of the British Academy.
Jacob Berzelius lecture hall, Berzelius lab, Berzelius väg 3, Karolinska Institutet, Solna Campus