A conversation on ‘Creative Anatomy’ between Michael Farthing, Professor of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of the University of Sussex and his brother, Stephen Farthing RA, artist and Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts, chaired by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures.
The Farthings will discuss the science and imagery behind Leonardo’s researches into the human form, and reveal where and why he “made an anatomy to see the cause of a death so sweet”.
They will talk about skulls and architectural domes and move between the metrics of proportion and Leonardo’s engagement with the microcosm or ‘lesser world’. They will debate with their audience whether his anatomical drawings are the earliest expression of the meeting of science and art, fusing observations from life with marks on paper.
Tickets include an opportunity to view the Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist exhibtion and are eligible for a 1-Year Pass.
In collaboration with Wellcome Collection.