ZOOM WEBINAR | Ticket price £8

Leonardo da Vinci loved wine and wine making. He left lots of notes and drawings on these subjects – as always he was very much ahead of his time in his ideas and visions. Not many know that he owned a vineyard in Milan. Annalisa Conway will explore the story of how Leonardo came to own the vineyard which was at the back of Casa Atellani and the story of the beautiful Casa Atellani itself. 

 

Annalisa Conway, blogger and author, grew up in the Veneto region in Italy and studied at the University of Padua, graduating with a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures.  After a career in the Human Resources department of an Italian bank in London she later trained as a legal interpreter to eventually turning her career to work as an Italian and Spanish Teacher. Since retiring she spends her time travelling in the “bella Italia” and writing a blog about Italian lesser known places of interest, art, history and, most importantly food and wine.

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Photo credit: Angilolli – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10675865

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Join Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, as he discusses the NPG’s major transformation project, Inspiring People, and the Gallery’s links to Italy. Based primarily on Michelozzo’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence and with a nod to the Oratorio dello Santo Spirito in Bologna,  Nicholas will talk about the redevelopment of the historical building, the redisplay of the collection and the future of the NPG.

 

Nicholas Cullinan took up his position as the Director of the National Portrait Gallery in spring 2015 following his role as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Prior to this, from 2007 to 2013, Nicholas was Curator of International Modern Art at Tate Modern where he co-curated an exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs with Sir Nicholas Serota in 2014. Nicholas received his BA, MA and PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and in 2006–7 he held the Hilla Rebay International Fellowship at the Guggenheim museums in Bilbao, New York and Venice.

 

A DRINKS RECEPTION AND CANAPES WILL FOLLOW THE TALK

 

Please note: we are not making a formal charge for participation in this event. Traditionally we offer attendance at the Leconfield Lecture free of charge to those members who have paid their subscription for the current year. We strongly encourage all others attending to make a donation of a minimum £15 per person. If any members would also like to make a donation to help offset our costs, that would be much appreciated.

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Photo credit: National Portrait GallerGertrude Elizabeth (née Blood), Lady Colin Campbell. by Giovanni Boldini, oil on canvas, circa 1897.

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Prof. Luigi Ballerini will present the activity of “Lorenzo Da Ponte Library”, a non-profit publishing venue based in New York, whose role is to create an organic collection of Italian texts either unavailable in English or available in inadequate translations. Authors are chosen from among those  who have made significant literary, philosophical, juridical, and historical contributions and have intensified significantly, the dialogue between Anglo-American and Italian cultures. Titles include: John Florio’s A Worlde of Wordes (the “second”  English-Italian Dictionary, 1598), Giordano Bruno’s The Ash Wednesday Supper and Heroic Frenzies, Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen, and Cesare Beccaria’s On Crime and Punishment.

Luigi Ballerini is an Italian essayst, poet, and professor emeritus of modern and contemporary Italian Literature. He has taught at New York University, the University of California (Los Angeles), and Yale University. A volume of his collected poems was published by Mondadori in 2016. He has translated into Italian books by several American authors (including Gertrude Stein, Herman Melville, Henry James, James Baldwin) and edited a number of anthologies of American and Italian Poetry. His research in the field of historical Gastronomy have resulted in the first critical edition of Maestro Martino’s Libro de Arte Coquinaria (Book of the Culinary Art) and the first complete English edition of Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well. In May 2022 he was presented with  the Elio Pagliarani Award for Lifetime Achievement in poetry. Today he divides his life between New York and Milano.

 

A DRINKS RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW THE TALK

 

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Photo credit: Prof. Luigi Ballerini by Charles H Traub

Main photo: Lorenzo Da Ponte. Source:Wikipedia

 

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BIS 80th ANNIVERSARY (1942-2021)
Since we could not celebrate this important achievment last year, for obvious reason, we are thrilled to welcome you all to celebrate in style this year.
All are welcome to join!

 

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Every member can buy up to 2 tickets at a member price (£85). Joint members can buy one extra ticket at a member price.