From Thursday 15th June 2017 18:30 to 21:00
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening with Martin Kemp, acclaimed art historian and world-renowned authority on Leonardo da Vinci, around the launch of Martin's new book on that most famous painting of all, the Mona Lisa.
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.
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