Carleton University Prof. Manuel Báez of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism in the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design and his students will host Diluvio: Drawing Inspiration from Leonardo’s Deluge Drawings – a presentation of their sculptural installation.

The presentation and reception is part of Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci. At this event, Cinquecento Chair Angelo Mingarelli will provide an overview of how Carleton plans to honour and celebrate da Vinci throughout 2019.

When: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Where: Main Floor Lobby, MacOdrum Library, Carleton
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Featuring artwork by students from his Crossings Interdisciplinary Workshop, Báez will present the underlying ideas behind the installation – created from aluminum mesh folded into fluid, malleable patterns.

Báez will explore how the project has drawn inspiration from da Vinci’s deluge drawings, his reflections on the inter-connections within all of nature and his study of the dynamics of the flow of water, air, light, shadows and energy.

About Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci

Cinquecento: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci is a year-long celebration that looks at da Vinci’s work with fresh eyes. In Italian, “Cinquecento” means 500 and, for this series of events, refers to the 500 years since his passing. During Cinquecento, Carleton’s faculties will come together to explore da Vinci’s interdisciplinary innovations. Cinquecento is a comprehensive look at the life and work of one of history’s most fascinating people.

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