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Leonardo da Vinci , 1452¬–1519, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Burlington House Cartoon'), (detail) Purchased with a special grant and contributions from The Art Fund, The Pilgrim Trust, and through a public appeal organized by The Art Fund, 1962. The National Gallery

SOLD OUT Carmen C. Bambach | Leonardo da Vinci and His Unfinished Work

The most famous genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci was notorious for leaving projects unfinished, especially paintings. This reputation has persisted into our time. The talk will explore Leonardo’s non finito (the “unfinished”) within the larger context of his thought and work.

Carmen C. Bambach, PhD, is curator of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the curator of blockbuster exhibitions on Leonardo and Michelangelo. Her four-volume book, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered, was published this summer by Yale University Press. The museum’s Art Research and Reference Library has a copy of the set for viewing.

Co-presented by the Prints & Drawings Affinity Group, the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and the University of Minnesota’s Department of Art History and Program in the History of Medicine.

SOLD OUT – Free overflow seats in the Reception Hall.

Leonardo da Vinci , 1452¬–1519, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Burlington House Cartoon'), (detail) Purchased with a special grant and contributions from The Art Fund, The Pilgrim Trust, and through a public appeal organized by The Art Fund, 1962. The National Gallery