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The anatomical drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci - a surgeon's view. Guy Rooker Tuesday 06 March 2018

Guy Rooker comes to lecturing from the world of science in general and surgery in particular. As a retired surgeon he describes himself as having a lifelong interest, fascination, and admiration for the work of Leonardo da Vinci and the remarkable contribution he made to both the world of art and the investigation of scientific concepts.

Da Vinci believed that art was based on a scientific understanding of everything depicted and accurate representation depended on him getting under the skin and into the mind of his subjects. This talk explores the way in which Leonardo acquired his knowledge of anatomy from experience, through extrapolation to human dissection, and ties in with the chronology of his travels and artistic achievments. It is illustrated with examples of his anatomical drawings and reflects the extra ordinary accuracy of his findings.