Professor Martin Kemp

Now full-time writing, speaking and broadcasting on art and science, especially Leonardo da Vinci.

Elected 1991

1991
Art history

Professor Kemp's most recent books are Art in History (Profile Books, 2014), Mona Lisa with Giuseppe Pallanti (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Living with Leonardo (Thames and Hudson, 2018). In 2019, his five books on Leonardo will include a co-authored monograph on Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi (Oxford University Press). 

Current post

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford; Honorary Fellow, Trinity College, Oxford; Honorary Fellow, Downing College Cambridge

Past appointments

University of Oxford Emeritus Professor of the History of Art

Jan 2008 -

University of Oxford Professor of the History of Art

Jan 1995 - Jan 2008

University of St Andrews Professor of the History and Theory of Art

Jan 1981 - Jan 1985

University of Glasgow Lecturer

Jan 1966 - Jan 1981

Publications

Structural Intuitions: Seeing Shapes in Art and Science

by Martin Kemp - Published in 2015

Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon

by Martin Kemp - Published in 2011

Visualizations: the nature book of art and science

by Martin Kemp - Published in 2000

The Human Animal in Western Art and Science

by Martin Kemp - Published in 2000

Seen / Unseen

by Martin Kemp - Published in 2000

The science of art: optical themes in Western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat

by Martin Kemp - Published in 1989

Leonardo da Vinci: the marvellous works of nature and man

by Martin Kemp - Published in 1981

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