• “He shows us that our interests can be vast, and we're limited really to our own curiosity, our own resources and desire, passion for knowledge, and if we do try to seek out information, try to find greater understanding, it will take us farther.”

    Jeff Koons, Artist & Sculptor

  • What you’ll hear in this episode

      • The mindsets that supercharged da Vinci’s creativity and productivity
      • The da Vinci diet
      • A unique, charming way to treat animals
      • The upside of obsessive notebook doodling
      • Can the dead talk?
      • The Lisa behind the Mona Lisa
      • Why da Vinci never collected his fee on the famous commissioned portrait
      • The double-edged sword of perfectionism: What we found after the final brushstroke

  • Guest list


      Marco Cianchi

      Marco Cianchi has been teaching art history at CSU-IP-Florence since 1985. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci's Machines and Leonardo Anatomy.


      Martin Kemp

      Is an emeritus professor of the art history at Oxford university who specializes in the the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance culture.


      Ross King

      Is an art historian and bestselling author of several books including The Fantasia of Leonardo da Vinci.


      Gary Radke

      Is an emeritus professor of Art History at Syracuse University and author of Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture.


      Jeff Koons

      Is a bestselling artist who in collaboration with French fashion house Louis Vuitton designed a series of handbags featuring the reproductions of his favorite masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci.

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