With nearly 400 different lectures in our library, there’s a lot to learn from One Day University professors.

The Artistic Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Denise Budd / Columbia University

When considering artistic geniuses in the Italian Renaissance, the individuals who most commonly come to mind are the great triad of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. These three often contentious rivals have been categorized as Universal Men, gifted in many arts and areas of intellectual pursuit. However, it is Leonardo who is most often imagined in this multifaceted way, as artist, scientist, engineer, and musician. This course will discuss Leonardo’s career, examining several of his most canonical works, as well as considering his most ambitious plans that never came to fruition.

Denise Budd teaches art history at Columbia University and a wide range of Renaissance art classes at Rutgers University. She has published several articles on Leonardo da Vinci based on her studies of the artist and his documentary evidence. Following this interest in archival work, her current research has extended to the history of collecting Renaissance art in Gilded Age America, with a focus on the tapestry collector and dealer Charles Mather Foulke.

Sign up for One Day University Membership today for unlimited access to hundreds of talks and lectures including “Four Memorable Musicals that Changed Broadway” and so much more! Also, be sure to stay up to date on all of our upcoming lectures by visiting our digital events.

Become a One Day University Member

Watch hundreds of fascinating talks by over

250 remarkable professors from 150 top-tier schools.

New talks every day. Curated just for you.

Here are some of the upcoming courses exclusively available to our members:

Scroll to Top
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]