Honors | Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo
C200 | 9856 | Maiorino


MW 4:00-6:00pm  BH 137
*2nd eight weeks only

Meets Intensive Writing, A&H, and Cultural Studies requirements

This course will center on Leonardo'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 Michaelangelo's sculpture vis-a-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.