Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Master, Apprentice and the Renaissance Woman


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Tuesdays, February 11, 18 & 25; March 3 & 10, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Caroline Cocciardi, documentary filmmaker, lecturer, author
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Ms. Cocciardi takes us on a journey into a little know aspect of Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic works of art. While examining preliminary sketches of the master’s images, she realized that most, if not all of his paintings, include an intertwining knot. Why this fascination with knots, with this subtle symbolism? Further research led her to Luca Pacioli, a mathematician of that era, and Isabella d’Este, a major patron of the arts, both of whom seem to have played a part in this mysterious practice. Ms. Cocciardi will give us close looks at this motif in such paintings as Mona Lisa, Annunciation, The Last Supper, and The Lady with the Ermine. Here’s a chance to gain insight into the complexities lurking in the mind of a genius.


Event Details

Date: 2020-02-11

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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