There’s more to Leonardo Da Vinci than meets the eye. His iconic artwork is familiar, but his engineering skills, his work as a scientist and his legendary procrastination tendencies may surprise you. Learn more about Leonardo’s ground-breaking research into human anatomy and his extensive range of studies from botany to war machines when Paul Fisher shares his knowledge in a 3:30 p.m. lecture in the Arizona Senior Academy Great Room on Wednesday (May 24).
Leonardo (1452-1519) was hundreds of years ahead of his time, but his body of work was lost for centuries. Fisher promises to give his audience a tour of this Renaissance man’s life. He’ll review some of his extraordinary anatomical, natural, mechanical, and scientific drawings interspersed with words from his notebooks and descriptions of his accomplishments and his biography. As Fisher says, “There is so much more to this amazing man than we think we know.”
Fisher is an accomplished researcher who makes his topics come to life. In 2003, he received the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona/Buffalo Exchange Arts Award and in 2007 he was awarded a “Lumie” by the Arizona Daily Star & Tucson Pima Arts Council. He is a speech trainer who works with radio personalities, podcasters, public speakers, and others who want to improve their speaking voice.
He is also a performer who has worked with many of the performance groups in Tucson, and venues across the U.S. and abroad. He is an emcee, an auctioneer, and writer. He teaches Creative Thinking for such clients as Raytheon, Intuit, and Canyon Ranch. Fisher is one of the founders of “Embody Learning” a ground-breaking approach to classroom teaching.
Written by Charles Prewitt, Academy Village Volunteer