ITAL100 - TOPICS: FRESHMAN SEMINAR: Leonardo da Vinci: writer, scientist, artist

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Section 401 - SEM
Leonardo is one of the most prominent artists of the Italian Renaissance but art was not his primary interest. This freshman seminar will explore the figure of Leonardo da Vinci as the author of innumerable notebooks on a great variety of subjects, from fiction to painting, from hydraulic and mechanical engineering, to ballistics, to anatomy, and so on. It is through his writings that we can truly learn to know him. We will learn what he ate and what he read; about the many jobs he held, particularly at the Sforza court in Milan; but especially how art and science are inextricably linked in his thought.
MWF 0100PM-0200PM