Professor Peter Abrahams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Anatomy at Warwick Medical School, will be delivering his second British Council Singapore 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture, entitled "The Tiger Bronzes by Michelangelo: An Anatomical Whodunnit?" on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, at the National Gallery, 1 St. Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957.
Professor Abrahams gave the inaugural lecture in this series in November 2015, which showcases the best of UK Knowledge, Creativity, and Innovation, when he shared his research on Leonardo da Vinci's little-known anatomical drawings and how they preceded modern medical imaging. The capacity audience at this lecture was treated to a thought-provoking evening about the intersection of art and science in the almost-forgotten work of the Renaissance polymath.
On 18 April, Professor Abrahams will once again bring a clinical anatomist's perspective to the world of art, this time focusing on the famous Rothschild Tiger Bronzes in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. In early 2015, he was the only medical scientist invited to become part of an international team, comprising some of the world's most experienced Renaissance art historians and sculpture experts, to examine the bronzes in a bid to solve the mystery behind its artist.
Sign up to reserve a place for this exciting lecture, which will describe how Professor Abrahams' knowledge of Renaissance artists who had created anatomically-accurate pieces and who had also used cadaveric dissection in their work led him and the team to attribute the bronzes to Michelangelo.
The welcome desk at the National Gallery Auditorium will open from 6.00 pm, and the hour-long lecture will start promptly at 6.30 pm. Professor Abrahams will be available to meet with alumni and friends of the University at the post-lecture reception.