On Sunday February 19, at 2:00 pm, art lovers around the world will be able to experience LEONARDO LIVE, a satellite-delivered HD presentation of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan", filmed at the National Gallery, London.
LEONARDO LIVE offers an unprecedented opportunity for audiences worldwide to experience these da Vinci works, including 8 of his 15 extant paintings -- several of which have never hung in the same room before. The historic exhibition is sold out in London and, due to the fragility of the paintings, the exhibition cannot tour.
We are very pleased to announce that The Paramount will host a panel discussion for all ticket holders following the broadcast and featuring three experts from the University of Virginia.
PANEL DISCUSSION GUESTS INCLUDE:
Bruce Boucher -is Director of the University of Virginia Art Museum and the author, among other works, of: The Sculpture of Jacopo Sansovino (1991); Andrea Palladio, the Architect in his Times (1994; 2007); and chief editor of Earth and Fire, Italian Terracotta Sculpture from Donatello to Canova (2001).
Francesca Fiorani- is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia and an expert on the relationship between art and science in Renaissance and Baroque Europe. She has written extensively on space, cartography, art theory, and Leonardo da Vinci. The author of The Marvel of Maps. Art, Cartography and Politics in Renaissance Italy (Yale U.P., 2005) she is currently completing a book on Leonardo da Vinci's shadows.
Paul Barolsky - is Commonwealth Professor of Art History, Dept. of Art. Professor Barolsky has been teaching at the University of Virginia since 1969, mostly courses on various aspects of Italian Renaissance art and literature. His books include Michelangelo's Nose, Why Mona Lisa Smiles, and Infinite Jest. His most recent book is A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso.
Tickets available online at www.theparamount.net or by calling the box office: (434)-979-1333
Adult $14.50/Senior $12.50/Student $10.00
LEONARDO LIVE BROADCAST GUESTS
Nicholas Penny is a British art historian. Since Spring 2008 he has been director of the National Gallery in London.
Luke Syson is curator of Italian Paintings before 1500 at he National Gallery, London, and curator of 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan'.
Michael Craig-Martin is a contemporary conceptual artist and painter. He is noted for his fostering of the Young British Artists, many of whom he taught, and for his conceptual artwork, An Oak Tree. He is Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at Goldsmiths.
Paul Daniel is a British conductor. He is particularly noted for performances and recordings of opera and of British music.
~Professor Evelyn Welch is an art historian at Queen Mary, University of London, with a special interest in European visual and material culture between 1300 and 1800.
Eamonn McCabe is an award-winning photographer and former picture editor of the Guardian newspaper.
Stuart Pearson Wright is an award winning British portraitist.
Deborah Bull is a British dancer, writer, and broadcaster and Creative Director of the Royal Opera House. She is a former principal dancer at the Royal Ballet.
Bishop Stephen Cottrell is the Church of England Bishop of Chelmsford.
Martin Clayton is curator of The Royal Collection.
Nitin Sawhney is an Indian-British musician, producer and composer. His critically acclaimed work combines Asian and other worldwide influences with elements of jazz and electronica and often explores themes such as multiculturalism, politics and spirituality.
Fiona Shaw is an Irish actress and theatre director. Although to international audiences she is probably most familiar for her minor role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films, she is an accomplished classical actress.
Charles Nicholl is author of "Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind".