Art History Lecture: Leonardo da Vinci and the Human Body, Earthly and Divine with Allison Hill-Edgar at the Fenimore Art Museum.
Leonardo da Vinci holds a unique place in art history as one of the most curious and tireless artists to investigate the human body and spirit. Working in a time when the boundaries between art and science began to dissolve, he strove to gain a greater understanding of the working of the universe, and in particular, of man. In this lecture, Allison Hill-Edgar investigates both his anatomical studies, in which he pursued knowledge through direct observation of and experimentation with the natural world, as well as his iconic paintings in which he strove to portray an ideal beauty of man that related to God.
Allison Hill-Edgar is an artist and MD whose enduring interest is the human figure. She has studied drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and Art History in the US, Japan, Italy, France, and Russia. In 1994, she earned a BA in Fine Arts from Harvard College. In 2003, she earned an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; she completed her internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and obtained her medical license in 2004. Since that time, she has dedicated herself to a full-time career as an artist. In 2017, she earned an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Hill-Edgar currently resides and works in New York City and Cooperstown, NY.
The lectures take place on Sunday, August 19 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Fenimore auditorium. Cost: $9.50 Members and $11 Non-Members. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.com or at the door. For information, please call (607) 547-1510 or email email@example.com.
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About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper's "Glimmerglass"—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region's unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org