Martin Kemp Presenter

Emeritus Professor in the History of Art at Trinity College. Oxford, Martin Kemp was trained in Natural Sciences and Art History at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute. His 25 books include The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat and The Human Animal in Western Art and Science. He has published and broadcast extensively on da Vinci, including the prize-winning Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man and Leonardo. His most recent books are Art in History and Mona Lisa with Giuseppe Pallanti. Living with Leonardo was published in March 2018. He has been a Trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland, the Victoria & Albert Museum and British Museum. He has curated and co-curated a series of exhibitions, including Ca 1492 at the National Gallery in Washington, Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery, Leonardo da Vinci. Experience, Experiment, Design at the V&A in 2006 and Seduced: Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery, 2007.

*See the panel for details of his event in the 2019 LDSM festival.

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