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Leonardo’s Women Shirley Smith Tuesday 11 June 2019

Leonardo’s images of women, whether Madonnas, mistresses or wealthy members of society are amongst the most renowned works of art of the Italian Renaissance.  
This lecture, designed to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death, will study his revolutionary rendering of the female figure and how he harnessed the interplay of light and shadow to produce images that combine the spiritual with the sensual, the mystical with the mysterious