Dr. Pederson Publishes on the Impact of Artists on Leonardo da Vinci’s Work

By Caitlin Burns | August 8, 2019

Dr. Jill Pederson, associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, contributed a chapter on the impact Donato Bramante’s friendship had on the work of Leonardo da Vinci to the recently published book Leonardo in Dialogue from the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. 

In the chapter, “Leonardo, Bramante, And The Visual Tradition Of Friendship,” Dr. Pederson examines how artists under the patronage of the Milanese Sforza family, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Donato Bramante, influenced one another, creating a “conduit for the critical exchange of ideas.”

“By broadening our model beyond one of shared patronage to one of dynamic engagement between many members of this circle we can begin to see the manner in which themes of friendship enriched their interactions and helped to shape the production of visual imagery within the vibrant cultural panorama of Sforza Milan,” wrote Dr. Pederson.