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Leonardo's Women Shirley Smith Tuesday 02 April 2019

This is the third time Shirley Smith has visited us. She is a Renaissance art historian, who has spoken to us about Botticelli and Caravaggio on previous occasions. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, so it is fitting that we should look at some of his most famous images – women – Madonnas, wealthy members of society, mistresses; and including of course probably the best known portrait ever painted.

Reading: Martin Kemp, Leonardo (Oxford University Press, 2004)