Art Historian Robert Simon will present Finding Leonardo at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5 in the Atkins Auditorium at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The lecture is free, but tickets should be obtained by calling 816.751.1ART (1278) or online.
In 2011, a newly discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting was authenticated. The painting became the focal point of a London National Gallery of Art exhibition on the artist, along with a symposium of scholars who confirmed the authenticity of the painting. Discovered in an undisclosed estate sale in the United States, the painting passed into Robert Simon’s possession. He subsequently launched a two-year research project on the work. His lecture will present an explanation of the step-by-step process of technical examinations, documentary research, and stylistic analyses that went into the work’s authentication.
The lecture is provided with generous support from UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Bernardin Haskell Lectures, the Department of Art and Art History, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
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