Summer School - Art of the Renaissance in Florence and Rome, 8 - 19 July 2019, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Deadline : 28 Jun 2019

State University: Utrecht University

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Study level: Secondary School

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Summer School - Art of the Renaissance in Florence and Rome, 8 - 19 July 2019, Utrecht University, Netherlands

The Art of the Renaissance in Florence and Rome

Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature. Still, Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage which is marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportunity to learn about works of art from the Renaissance period.

Florence is the most marked example of Renaissance cities in Italy. Nowhere else in Italy does one find this multitude of buildings and works of art from this period. Among the cultural highlights is the magnificent cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), churches that contain breathtaking fresco cycle, renowned museums (e.g. Uffizi, Bargello, Accademia), and impressive city-palaces (e.g. Palazzo Strozzi; Palazzo Rucellai; Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Medici Riccardi) and Palazzo Vecchio, the famous city hall. The course also includes a one-day trip to Rome.

Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature. Still, Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage which is marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportunity to learn about works of art from the Renaissance period.

Course director

Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein

Lecturers

prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein; Stefano Corazzini; dr. Klaas Tonckens; dr. Waldemar de Boer; prof. dr. Gert Jan van der Sman

Course Aim

The fundamental goals are to introduce students to the art and architecture of Florence in its historical context, and in doing so, to make them familiar with the origins, nature, and development of the Renaissance in the visual arts. Mastery of basic concepts and terminology of art historical studies is another essential aspect of this course.

Study load

Class meetings (9:30-13:00) will be divided between illustrated lectures and discussions at the Institute and guided visits on site in museums, churches, and palaces of Florence. Day trip to Rome includes visits to the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel included), Saint Peters, other important churches and a city walk.

Costs

Course fee
€ 1020.00
Housing fee
€ 350.00

Housing through A third party

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School does not offer scholarships for this course.
 
 

Do not forget to mention Mina7 in your application.

Eligible Country: This opportunity is destined for all countries

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