Netherlands, Utrecht

The Art of Renaissance in Florence and Rome

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1285

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 frescocycli, 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. Apart from stimulating lectures and excursions in Florence, the course also includes a weekend excursion to Rome.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein

Target group

Students with an interest in Italian Renaissance art.

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.

Fee info

EUR 1285: Course + course materials + housing

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