An astounding polymath and the epitome of the Renaissance humanist, Leonardo’s areas of interest are extensive: invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. And while Leonardo is most known for his paintings, most famously the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, he also spent a great deal of time and energy designing vehicles and war machines that would never be built. Thankfully, his work was supported by wealthy patrons such as the Medici family and the King Francis I of France, so it didn’t matter that his vehicle designs never came to fruition.
Cost: Only 200 florins
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Announcing a very special and rare opportunity to peek into the future with artist, scientist, biologist, geologist, renowned inventor, and all-around Universal Genius, Leonardo da Vinci. As the tutor himself has noted, ‘the natural desire of good men is knowledge.’ Thus, while many will be familiar with his canvas and wood panel works, the Don has chosen for this CGMA debut to share his mechanical design and engineering prowess with an exploration of futuristic vehicular design.
The class kicks off with an examination of the ten attributes of sight: darkness, light, solidity, colour, form, position, distance, propinquity, motion, and rest. Then it delves deeper into the instructor’s own pioneering research into hydraulics, pulleys, levers, cantilevers, cranks, and gears. Harnessing this cutting-edge knowhow, students will learn to sketch and design their very own parachutes, hang-gliders, flying machines, self-propelled cars, and even tanks, ultimately completing the course with a portfolio filled with impressive theoretical designs. Be aware, however, that CGMA cannot accept any liability for damage or injury arising from the subsequent constructions of any designs… or for the practicality and safety of the rotor systems portrayed in the vehicle studies featured in the materials supplied by Signore da Vinci.
Please note: The course tutor has asked us to enforce a strict policy forbidding students who take this course from enrolling in Michelangelo’s Intro to Painting course.
Good foundational drawing skills, some experience with enigmatic smiles