16-20 Sep 2019
400 Euro THE COST COVERS: LECTURES, COURSE MATERIALS, LUNCHES, FIELD VISITS. FURTHER TRAVEL AND LIVING EXPENCES ARE NOT INCLUDED.
500 years after Leonardo’s death, the University of Milan-Bicocca is interested in dedicating a Summer School to the polyvalent inventor, in order to underline the importance that he had over the development of Milan as a European capital, and vice-versa the role that the city played for the strengthening of Leonardo’s creativity.
Not by chance, the University of Milan-Bicocca, founded in 1998, chose as its proper logo the octahedron, one of the polyhedrons drawn by Leonardo for Luca Pacioli’s treatise De Divina Proportione (1498): a persistent symbol of multidisciplinarity, knowledge, innovation and invention in any time and society.
Actually, Leonardo lived quite continuously in Milan for almost 20 years, and precisely from 1482, when he accepted the invitation to work for the Duke Ludovico il Moro, until 1499, when the troops of Louis XII, King of France, invaded the Duchy of Milan. Moreover, he spent another Milanese period later, between the end of 1506 and 1513, as painter and engineer in the service of Charles d’Amboise, governor of Lombardy in the name of the French King.
Leonardo left many traces of his Milanese activity: paintings, projects, drafts - as collected in the Codice Atlanico - and works, although in many cases they went destroyed or lost over the centuries. He also left many signs throughout the Lombard territory, contributing to improve the life conditions of that time, when Milan was a powerful trade town and the broadest internal harbor of Europe
The summer school will last 5 days. mornings will be devoted to lectures by international experts in the field, while afternoons will be dedicated to visits concerning leonardo’s public and private life. in particular, the following activities are foreseen: 5 teaching modules of 3 hours each (for a total of 15 hours) and 5 visit itineraries from 1 to 3 hours each (for a total of 10 hours).
(*) Due to possible difficulties in providing access to the refectory, the Summer School will arrange an optional choice: the exhibition of folios from the Codex Atlanticus in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana concerning Leonardo’s legacy as a draftsman.
All activities of the Summer School are in English;
Leonardo 500 is open to students from all disciplines, levels and backgrounds
Marina Calloni, University of Milan-Bicocca
Marco Versiero, Leonardo scholar
CV and Passport/ID card/ Motivation Letter
15th July 2019