Netherlands, Utrecht

History of Art: European Highlights

when 4 July 2016 - 12 August 2016
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 12 ECTS
fee EUR 3560

In Florence, you will have the chance to see the works of the great Italian Masters of the Renaissance in the flesh, visiting the many renowned museums, magnificent cathedrals and grand palaces. The journey then continues up north, to Utrecht. Since the Netherlands is a relatively small country, we will visit several cities to discover Dutch Golden Age art. All the landscapes, seascapes, portraits and still lifes may look so realistic, that one can feel the sea-breeze and smell the grapes, but in fact, nothing in these works really is what it seems.

The last two weeks of the course take place in Berlin. Its many museums will take you from the Middle Ages up until today, with additional focus on the art produced during the time that Germany was divided into two nations by the Iron Curtain.

Upon completion, you will have experienced Western Art in broad strokes, and covered particular periods in great detail. The course is highly interactive, and for a large part takes place in front of the original artworks.

This special track consists of:
Italian history of art (Florence)
Nothing is what is seems: Dutch Art of the Golde Age (Utrecht)
Art in Germany: from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century (Berlin)

Course leader

Florence: Prof. dr. Michael W. Kwakkelstein,
Utrecht: Dr Nausika? El-Mecky (Cantab)
Berlin: Dr. Matthias Vollmer

Target group

The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History.

Course aim

Acquiring knowledge and skills relating to a wide range of essential aspects connected with past and present art policy, art production and art management.

Fee info

EUR 3560: Course + course materials + housing

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