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LEONARDO 500. Live demonstration “Exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s Painting Techniques”, Mark Balma. Reserved for students & faculty of the UofM and the Twin Cities. EF19

  • 22 Oct 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • University of Minnesota, The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, Diehl Hall / 505 Essex Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
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“Exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s Painting Techniques”
Live demonstration with master painter Mark Balma

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm, U of M, The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine

Reserved for students & faculty of the UofM and the Twin Cities.

as part of

LEONARDO DA VINCI AT 500, "The Theater of the Human Body"

Exhibit curated by Francesca Bortoletti
in collaboration with Lois G. Hendrickson and Emily Beck

October 21-25, 2019
9:30am – 4:00pm, The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine

Watch Mark Balma as he replicates and paints Leonardo’s drawing “Matilda” during this 2-hour live demonstration. Balma, one of the few experts of Leonardo’s historical painting techniques, will immerse you in the Italian master’s world from using a grinding stone to prepare his palette to showing how colors develop on the empty canvas.

Mark Balma is a master painter of considerable distinction and international reputation. His studio works reflect a diversity of images, including spiritual and classical themes, social commentaries, landscapes and still lives. His portraits include four U.S. Presidents and European Heads of State. Two of his paintings are in the Vatican’s permanent collection. His fresco murals can be found both in Italy and the US, including the Museum of Spiritual Art, Assisi, Italy.

Click on the "Register" button in the upper left blue box of this page. 
To receive the code, please contact events@theitalianculturalcenter.org

A second live demonstration is planned for October 24 at the A-Mill Artist Lofts. Registration is required. Click here for details.

Photo: Study of Matilda by Mark Balma


About the exhibit

Includes a 30-min guided visit with the exhibit curator, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:30 pm

This one-week exhibit draws upon the Wangensteen Historical Library’s strong holdings in the history of anatomy and its interplay with art, theater, and sciences. The exhibit explores the rediscovery of human body, their grace, motion and sense of proportion at the time of Leonardo as well as the artist’s legacy, showing benchmarks of anatomical and artistic illustrations, literary poems, treatises, and anatomical theater.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. No registration required. Click here for more details.

The events above are co-presented by
the Program in the History of Medicin
e and the Wangensteen Historical Library.



This event is part of
 

LEONARDO 500


a series of events presented by
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul,
celebrating Leonardo da Vinci
on the 500th anniversary of his death. 

In collaboration with

the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, University of Minnesota' s Department of Art History, Institute for Astrophysics, Program in History of Medicine and the Wangensteen Historical Library.

Curated by

Dr. Francesca Bortoletti
University of Minnesota


Also, a big Thank You to Global Minnesota
for supporting our events as part of their Year of Italy (2019-2020)


PROGRAM


“Leonardo da Vinci and his Unfinished Work”Carmen C. Bambach
Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 pm, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Click here for more information


“The end of the Dark Ages”, Claudia Scarlata
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm, The University of Minnesota | MN Institute for Astrophysics 
Click here for more information


LEONARDO DA VINCI AT 500
The Theater of the Human Body
One-week exhibit curated by Francesca Bortoletti in collaboration with Lois G. Hendrickson and Emily Beck
October 21-25, 2019
9:30 am – 4:00 pm, The Wangensteen Historical Library
Click here for more information


“Exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s Painting Techniques”
Live demonstration with master painter Mark Balma
Thursday, October 24, 2019
 

6:30 – 8:30 pm, A-Mill Artist Lofts
Click here for more information


“Leonardo’s Paradise: A Masterpiece of Theatre, Science, and Wonder at Sforza’s Court”, Francesca Bortoletti
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm, A-Mill Artist Lofts
Click here for more information




   




Department of Art History
Institute for Astrophysics
Program in History of Medicine





















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