Date(s): 2 August 2013
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Booking Link: http://leonardodv.eventbrite.com/
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest anatomists ever to have lived. He personally dissected more than thirty human corpses to explore every aspect of anatomy and physiology, and recorded his findings in drawings of unparalleled beauty and lucidity. Had he published his researches, Leonardo would have transformed European knowledge of the human body. Sadly at his death his studies remained unpublished and among his personal papers, and were almost unknown (unseen) until around 1900.
Professor Peter Abrahams , Clinical Anatomist from Warwick Medical school and long-time examiner for RCS Edinburgh will show how many new concepts in anatomical artistic design were unique to Leonardo’s work and how these concepts and ideas have now developed into many modalities of modern medical images.
This talk will celebrate the opening of Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
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