Course overview

If you are interested in art, this online course will explore the diverse range of work produced by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, from his religious subjects and portraiture to the visual proof of his creative thinking through his prolific drawings. The course is fully illustrated with plenty of opportunity for discussion throughout. Course benefits include understanding the background of Leonarda da Vinci and examining the Mona Lisa painting to establish what is known about this iconic and enigmatic image.

Course description

This course will explore the vastly diverse creative output of Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. To define Leonardo as simply an "artist" would be to bypass his other talents as a draughtsman and inventor and much more. During this course you will have the opportunity to investigate the enigma of the iconic Mona Lisa painting, consider other portraits and his religious subjects, to explore his prolific output of drawings. Leonardo is as much an enigma as some of his work which leads to the ongoing fascination with him and his work. We will analyse examples of his portraits, and religious paintings, and also a range of his drawings and analyse their detail. Be prepared to discover more about this Renaissance master. The course is fully illustrated with plenty of opportunity for discussion throughout.

What financial support is available?

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What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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