LEONARDO 500 LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE CITY OF MILAN 500 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH

Program code
ss19-15

Program Duration
5 days

Dates
16-20 Sep 2019

Credits
3 ECTS

Tuition
400 Euro THE COST COVERS: LECTURES, COURSE MATERIALS, LUNCHES, FIELD VISITS. FURTHER TRAVEL AND LIVING EXPENCES ARE NOT INCLUDED.


Leonardo500

LEONARDO 500


Description

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

CONTENTS COVERED

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).

CALENDAR

  • DAY 1. MILAN: LEONARDO’S CITY LECTURE Introduction to the summer school - Marina Calloni, University of Milano-Bicocca Leonardo's life in Milan, from the Sforza Duchy to the French kingdom - Marco Versiero, researcher and tutor of the course VISIT ITINERARY: Castello Sforzesco: Sala delle Asse, Museum of Ancient Art
  • DAY 2. MACHINES AND INVENTIONS LECTURE Leonardo, inventor of machines and the reconstruction of his mechanical devices: Claudio Giorgione, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica “Leonardo da Vinci” (Director of the section: “Leonardo, Art and Science”) VISIT ITINERARY: National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci": the working models of Leonardo's machines displayed in the renewed set of the “Leonardo da Vinci Parade”
  • DAY 3. DRAWINGS AND MANUSCRIPTS LECTURE Leonardo's manuscripts: Dispersion and legacy - Marco Versiero, researcher VISIT ITINERARY: Biblioteca Ambrosiana – Pinacoteca: Portrait of a Musician in the “Aula Leonardi”
  • DAY 4. A GREAT WALL PAINTING LECTURE The Last Supper: conservation techniques and tools - Ezio Bolzacchini, University of Milano-Bicocca VISIT ITINERARY: Santa Maria delle Grazie: refectory, Last Supper (*); Casa degli Atellani: Leonardo's Vineyard
  • DAY 5. WATERWAYS AND CANALS LECTURE Leonardo and water - Marco Martini, University of MilanoBicocca VISIT ITINERARY: Conca dell'Incoronata (chiuse leonardesche/ Leonardo’s sluices); Martesana canal.

(*) 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.

Language

All activities of the Summer School are in English;

Target Audience

Leonardo 500 is open to students from all disciplines, levels and backgrounds

Scientific coordinator

Marina Calloni, University of Milan-Bicocca

Tutor

Marco Versiero, Leonardo scholar

Location

Milan

Requested Documents to be uploaded in the application form

CV and Passport/ID card/ Motivation Letter

Deadline to apply

15th July 2019

For further information, Contact:

summerschool@unimib.it

Leonardo Da Vinci


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