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#41 The Art of Observing Art: A Conversation with Joe Navarro

Updated: May 9, 2022

Saturday, March 12th 2022

Bestselling author Joe Navarro is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of nonverbal communication. In this fascinating conversation, we will look with Joe's discerning eye at some of the most iconic works of art from the Renaissance, and hear his impressions based on his research and training in the art and science of nonverbal communication. With this session in the Studiolo, we will broaden the conversation on visual arts and how so much of what we consider today as images of "power" originated in Florence with Donatello, Michelangelo, and the other great artists of that time.

Mr. Navarro is a Cuban-born American author, public speaker, and former FBI agent (where he served on the National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program). He specializes in studying nonverbal communication and body language, and has authored numerous books, including What Every Body Is Saying (translated into 27 languages), Dangerous Personalities, Louder Than Words, Three Minutes to Doomsday, and The Dictionary of Body Language. He is an adjunct fellow at the Institute for Intergovernmental Research and is on the adjunct faculty at Saint Leo University. He has lectured in many academic settings including Harvard Business School, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine’s Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Mr. Navarro combines his academic background, scientific research, and practical experience and applies it to the art of observing and interpreting human behavior.

His insightful interviews, such as this one, are seen by the millions of viewers.

It will be fascinating to talk with him about Renaissance portraits and other artworks and what they say about that time, and ours.

We will discuss the works such as Donatello's Mary Magdalene, Verrocchio's David and Goliath, Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra dei Benci ... 45 min conversation, followed by 15 min Q&A.

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