Honors | Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo
C200 | 1271 | Maiorino
4:00-5:15P TR BH336
Satisfies COAS Intensive Writing & AHLA
Requires registration in COAS W333
This course will center on Leonard's written and visual works. It
will deal with painting, architecture, and scientific inventions,
which shall constitute the centerpiece of discussions on classicism,
baroque, and renaissance. Also, some of his drawings will be linked
to developments in such fields as anatomy, anthropology, and geology.
His flying machines will lead us into myth, namely Icarus and
Daedalus. His technological drawings will take up urban planning,
military machines, practical inventions, and the whole issue of the "
breaking of the cycle." Also, some time will be devoted to the
unrelenting interest that such a figure has exercised on Freud, Pater,
and Valery. A study of Michelangelo's sculpture vis-à-vis ancient and
modern counterparts; a study of his poetry in the context of his own
work as well as of Renaissance literature. Discussions of the
political and philosophical symbolism of his work. Final comparison-
contrast with Leonardo.