The Keynote Speakers will gently be offering their precious lectures to the participants and to the general community, who will also be invited to attend (free of charge), and, doing so, enhance the importance of the chosen themes.
Lino Cabezas Gelabert
Full Professor in Drawing at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de Barcelona
Lino Cabezas Gelabert is a Doctor in Fine Arts and Full Professor in Drawing at the University of Barcelona, he was Professor at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, UPC. He taught Perspective, Technical Drawing and Descriptive Geometry. He has participated in numerous Graduate Courses, as well as various conferences and academic meetings, in several distinguished institutions. He was adviser to 18 PhD thesis. As an author and co-author, he published under Ediciones Cátedra 7 books on Theory and History of Drawing.
His scientific papers on Art and Geometry include, La perspectiva angular y la introducción de la perspectiva artística en la España del siglo XVI, D’Art, 1989, “Trazas” y “dibujos” en el pensamiento gráfico del siglo XVI en España D’Art, 1992, Ichnographia, la fundación de la arquitectura, EGA, Revista de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, 1994, Los modelos tridimensionales de la arquitectura en el contexto profesional y en las teorías gráficas del siglo XVI, Anales de Arquitectura, Valladolid, 1994, La perspectiva como modelo de la arquitectura, la arquitectura escorzada, Lecturas de Historia del Arte, Vitoria, 1994, El secreto de la representación objetiva: fabulación e investigación histórica; el “ojo ingenuo” y el conocimiento secreto de David Hockney, EGA, Revista de de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, 2004, El debate permanente de la perspectiva, in Fortuny-Picasso y los modelos académicos de enseñanza, Valladolid, 1989, La revolución del arte del dibujo, in Dibujo: belleza, razón, orden y artificio, Zaragoza, 1992, Razón y medida: La perspectiva y la representación arquitectónica hispana en el siglo XVI, in El modelo italiano en las artes plásticas de la península ibérica durante el Renacimiento, Universidad de Valladolid, 2004.
Javier Navarro de Zuvillaga
Honorary Professor at Complutense University of Madrid
Javier Navarro de Zuvillaga is a Doctor in Architecture trained at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and he is a Graduate in Theory of Design from The Architectural Association School of Architecture of London. He was Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a Full Professor at the Drawing II Department of the Facultad de Bellas Artes of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He was invited Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing 2000). He was Emeritus Professor at Complutense University of Madrid. He researches in Perspective Theatre Architecture, Scenography and Scenic Space. He is Theatre Director and Set Designer in Spain and other countries. Among his projects and awards are, Design of Teatro Móvil, London, 1971, Second Gold Medal at the Salon of Inventions and New Techniques in Geneva and led to the Sao Paulo Biennial, 1975, Restoration of the Teatro Lara, Madrid, 1984, Refurbishing of the Teatro Principal, Palencia, 1993, Design of the stand design for the Total Theatre of Walter Gropius, at Arquitecturas Ausentes del Siglo XX, Galería de Exposiciones del Ministerio de Vivienda, Madrid, 2004.
He has published numerous articles and he has spoken to many international conferences. His main published books are, Fundamentos de Perspectiva, Barcelona, Parramon, 1986, Imágenes de la perspectiva, Madrid, Editorial Siruela, 1996, Mirando a través: La perspectiva en las artes, Barcelona, Ediciones del Serbal, 2000, El Teatro Total de Walter Gropius, Editorial Rueda, Madrid 2004, Forma y representación: un análisis geométrico, Madrid, Akal, 2008, Palindromeando o del arte palindrómica, Madrid, La Oficina, 2010.
Fellow of the British Academy, Emeritus Professor in the History of Art at Trinity College. Oxford University
Portrait © Marie Boyle
Martin Kemp was trained in Natural Sciences and Art History at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, London. His books include, The Science of Art. Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale), and The Human Animal in Western Art and Science (Chicago). He has published and broadcast extensively on Leonardo da Vinci, including the prize-winning Leonardo da Vinci. The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man and Leonardo (both Oxford). His Christ to Coke. How image becomes icon (Oxford) looks at 11 representatives of types of icons across a wide range of public imagery. He wrote regularly for Nature, his essays for which have been published as Visualizations and developed in Seen and Unseen (both Oxford) in which his concept of “structural intuitions” is explored. His most recent books are Art in History (Profile Books) and Monas Lisa with Giuseppe Pallanti (Oxford). Living with Leonardo (Thames and Hudson) is published in March 2018.
He has been a Trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland, The Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum. He has curated and co-curated a series of exhibitions on Leonardo and other themes, including Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery in London, Leonardo da Vinci. Experience, Experiment, Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006 and Seduced. Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery London, 2007.
He is now full-time speaking, writing and broadcasting.