Leonardo’s Legacy and the Nature of Genius

August 14, 2017  • Society of Fellows

What did Leonardo’s artistic and scientific innovations ultimately yield for those who came after him? Where can we most clearly see his fingerprints in the art of the centuries after his death? Were his technological inventions ever made? How did his myriad insights and observations about the natural world contribute to our understanding of the universe, the earth, and its inhabitants? Has posterity always revered him as we do today? What do his life and accomplishments tell us the nature of the human mind, genius, about our own creative potential?

Ross King, Gary Radke, William Wallace
Moderator: Elliot Gerson