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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 06:30 PM   $5
The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
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Join us to discuss Walter Isaacson's award-winning biography:Leonardo da Vinci. Based on da Vinci's astonishing notebooks & new discoveries about his life & work, Isaacson weaves a narrative that connectsda Vinci's art to his science. He shows how da Vinci's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation & an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.Da Vinci produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper & the Mona Lisa. But he was just as much a man of science & technology, pursuing innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology & weaponry. Da Vinci's delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity-so too does his ease with being different: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted & at times heretical. His life reminds us of the importance of not just accepting received knowledge but being willing to question it. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.
Location:110 The Embarcadero, Max Thelan Boardroom, San Francisco Time: 6p.m. check-in,6:30 p.m. program MLF:Humanities Program organizer: George Hammond
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