Date(s) - 30/06/2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Orwell Hotel - Furneaux Suite
In this event with Martin Kemp, acclaimed art historian and world-renowned authority on Leonardo da Vinci, we discover remarkable new things about members of Leonardo’s and Lisa’s immediate families, including unknown information about the painter’s early life. From these newly identified factual beginnings, Martin Kemp offers a radical interpretation of the Mona Lisa. Above all, he cuts though the suppositions and the myths to show that the portrait is a product of real people in a real place at a real time. And he shows that the actual Mona Lisa, as a “universal picture”, is even more astonishing and transcendent than the Mona Lisa of legend.