Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars

Leonardo, Universal Genius

Leonardo, Universal Genius


Index# 10027

Professor Sarah McHam

M 1:10-4:10                       

Art Library Seminar Room, College Ave Campus

Will Count Towards SAS – Art History MAJOR
Will Count Towards SAS – Art History MINOR

In honor of the fifth centenary of his death, this seminar examines the art and life of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the most fascinating and influential figures in European cultural history. Perhaps best known as a painter, Leonardo was also an architect, sculptor, inventor, civil engineer, anatomist, and student of humankind and nature.  We will look at his multifaceted production within the context of the places where he worked (Florence, Milan, Rome, and France), and investigate his artistic, religious, political, economic, and personal motivations.