Dr Aneta Georgievska-Shine, lecturer in art history, University of Maryland

2019 marks the five hundredth anniversary of the death of one of the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Several museums in Europe are putting on special shows to mark this occasion, including the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Louvre in Paris. Across the channel, the Royal Collection Trust will showcase 144 drawings by the master in twelve simultaneous exhibitions in England. An epitome of the humanist ideal of a universal man, Leonardo showed tremendous curiosity for all facets of knowledge, from science and philosophy to architecture, music and painting. Yet while he was very much of his time, he also feels like a contemporary. This course looks at some of the most remarkable aspects of his life, work and creative thinking.



1. The making of the artist

2. Leonardo and the idea of the divine

3. Mastering the Universe – from the microcosm to the macrocosm

4. Leonardo’s mysteries

5. Leonardo and his followers



Date: 7–11 January 
Time: 11.15 am
COURSE FEES Full: R550,00  Staff and Students R275,00
Venue: LT1 Kramer Law Building UCT