12-14 April 2012 | Charlottesville, Virginia

The Conference,

The Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci: International Collaboration, and Global Access, will be held in conjunction with the public launching of the project Leonardo da Vinci and His Treatise on Painting, an interactive digital platform dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci's legacy on art and science.

The conference focuses on Leonardo's legacy on the art, science and culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Taking Leonardo's Treatise on Painting as its point of departure, it pays special attention to the relations between theory and practice, to recent critical editions of Leonardo's original manuscripts, and to the diffusion of his Treatise on Painting. In sessions open to the public leading specialists from a wide range of disciplines will examine Leonardo's pictorial practice, his theoretical writing, and his drawings and paintings. In a closed-door meeting a group of selected guests will explore the future of digital projects centered on Leonardo's writings. The conference intends to explore new avenues for interdisciplinary research and collaborative scholarship to give global access to Leonardo's legacy.

Conference Program Synopsis

Thursday, April 12 | 3.30-6.30 pm
Harrison Small Auditorium, University of Virginia
Free and open to the public

Friday, April 13 | 9 am - 6 pm
Harrison Small Auditorium, University of Virginia
Free and open to the public

Saturday, April 14 | 9 am - 1 pm
Morven Farm
By invitation


Francesca Fiorani, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Virginia
Daniel Pitti and Worthy Martin, IATH