Da Vinci Talks tickets on sale
Agenda is proud to announce its new annual series of public art talks in Sydney, the Da Vinci Talks. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, and to coincide with the Louvre’s blockbuster exhibition about the artist, Agenda invites you to three talks highlighting the European art icons: Leonardo da Vinci, Notre Dame and the three major masters of the Renaissance.
Your host and presenter, French art commentator Jacques Le Roux, will talk about these European giants in the National Art School, a major studio-based arts education centre located in the heart of Sydney, from 26 to 28 November 2019.
The Da Vinci Talks are open to all and made for everyone. Join us to discover the legacy of these great European figures.
IMPORTANT TICKET DETAILS:
Dates: 26 November – Leonardo Talk, hummanist & visionary
27 November – Notre Dame Talk, the legend & the history
28 November – Renaissance Talk, three timeless geniuses
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Venue: Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Darlinghurst
LEONARDO DA VINCI TALK – 26 NOVEMBER 6-8pm
HUMANIST AND VISIONARY
When Leonardo da Vinci died in Amboise in 1519, nobles and scholars of the time wept over the loss of a great man rather than a great artist. Five centuries later, he is regarded as an unsurpassable ideal. Now, as then, his spirit and his art represent the fundamental qualities of the genius and the gentleman. His curiosity towards both nature and culture, his universal way of thinking, and his quest for progress to serve his community make him a benchmark for artists and scientists, as well as politicians and philosophers.
This talk asks the question: how has the great master Leonardo da Vinci inspired us across the centuries?
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS TALK – 27 NOVEMBER 6-8pm
THE LEGEND AND THE HISTORY
The fire on April 15th, 2019 at the Notre-Dame de Paris was watched by the entire world, sparking an unprecedented wave of emotions. The Parisian cathedral, deeply rooted in the French capital landscape for eight centuries, has become a fully-fledged character in the history of France: its building, restoration and the events that took place there, either real or imaginary, have captured the world’s imagination. Seven months after the disaster, we can look back on the real and legendary fate of one of the most remarkable and iconic monuments the Middle Ages gave us.
RENAISSANCE MEN TALK – FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER 6-8pm
THREE TIMELESS GENIUSES
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael – their success and reputations made them legends in their own time. Five centuries later, these three artists define our understanding of the Renaissance. But behind those larger-than-life personalities were three individuals with unique characters and career paths, who experienced triumphs, doubts and pitfalls as part of their lives and work. They embody an era when craftsmen evolved into artists, when creation was torn between command requirements and innovation, when society underwent definitive change, and so their histories resonate with us more than ever.
ABOUT JACQUES LE ROUX
Jacques Le Roux is the Paris-based Director of Content for Point Parole, a cultural agency – now part of the Beaux Arts & Cie media group – that he founded in 2015 to offer the services of multilingual arts historians as guides to corporate events held in museums and cultural sites.
Jacques has worked for the cultural department of the Musée du Louvre, has degrees in Art History (Ecole du Louvre) and Economics (Paris II Assas), and is a certified national speaker-guide.
A conversation between Jacques Le Roux and Matthew Westwood, chief arts correspondent of The Australian, will round off the talks.
A Q&A session with Jacques Le Roux led by Matthew Westwood, the chief arts correspondent of The Australian newspaper, will round off the talks.
The Da Vinci Talks have been made possible thanks to the generous support of the following partners:
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