Introduction to the works of Leonardo da Vinci, placed within the artistic, historic, and religious contexts of his time. Focuses primarily on Leonardo’s artistic production and also considers his work as a scientist and engineer. A self-proclaimed “man without letters,” Leonardo was acclaimed in his own time and is renowned in the modern age for the innovative, and at times idiosyncratic, approach to his work. Artist, scientist, engineer, and architect, he represents a fundamental figure in the intellectual and cultural history of the West.
No previous Art History experience is required.
Course-related fee: covers day trips to Milan and Vinci plus Florence site visits (Spring 2023 fee = $305).
Department: History of Art