Advanced C1/C2 Leonardo da Vinci: Arte, Natura, Invenzioni (Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 5:00pm)

From February 13, 3:00 pm until March 13, 5:00 pm

Advanced C1/C2  -  LEONARDO DA VINCI: ARTE, NATURA, INVENZIONI.

Questo corso offrirà agli studenti un focus sulla vita ed i lavori di Leonardo da Vinci.  Leggeremo vari esempi di risorse primarie e secondarie, inquadrandole nel contesto del Rinascimento italiano.  Gli studenti conosceranno Leonardo come artista ed ingegnere, sviluppando familiarità anche con le ricerche anatomiche e gli studi sul volo.  Analizzeremo alcune invenzioni significative ed i progetti sulle macchine da guerra e le macchine volanti.  Esplorando la figura dell’Uomo Rinascimentale, familiarizzeremo con alcuni frammenti di codici leonardeschi impostando alcune semplici considerazioni sulla loro valenza storica e culturale.

This course will provide students with a focus on the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci.  We will study samples from the primary and secondary literature and put them squarely in the context of the Italian Renaissance.  Students will learn about Leonardo as an artist and engineer, will delve into the essence of his anatomical researches and studies of the flight of birds.  We will also analyze significant inventions, and Leonardo’s work on weapons and flying machines.  Exploring the idea of the Renaissance Man, students will familiarize themselves with fragments from various codices and manuscripts, and they will learn how to develop some general arguments about their cultural value and significance.

Wednesdays 2/13, 2/27, 3/06, 3/13.  No class on 2/20!

$160


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