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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Francesca Fiorani (Project Director: March 2011 to April 2016)

EH-50290-11
Institutes for Higher Education Faculty
Education Programs

[Grant products][Prizes]

Totals:
$204,083 (approved)
$203,341 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science

A three-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty members to explore the relations between art and science in the Renaissance.

Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science examines the relations between art and science in the Renaissance, when disciplinary boundaries were not as clearly distinct as they are today. Combining the history of art, science, literature, and technology, the proposed Institute for College and University Teachers focuses on the works of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the versatile, canonical artist of western art who moved with equal ease among artistic, literary, and scientific circles. The Institute focuses on Leonardo’s research to transfer observations from one system of representation (geometrical and scientific diagrams) to another (painting and drawing). Ultimately, by concentrating on how Leonardo saw the relations between art and science, the Institute elucidates the processes at the root of modern science: how to record, visualize, and abstract first-hand observations, and, even more importantly, how to translate these observations from one system of representation to another.