Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

The Renaissance in Florence

Discovering the Masters

This 18-hour seminar introduces and explores the main historical-artistic trends from 14th to 16th centuries.

Lessons are complemented by guided tours to museums and monuments in Florence. During the week students will attend two introductory lessons at our academy (1 hour each) and at least five visits (from 2 to 3 hours each).

At the end of this intensive field course students will have visited most of the more important museums of Florence such as the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, The Palatine Gallery and Boboli Gardens, Bargello National Museum, Museum of San Marco, Museum of Medici Chapels, the churches devoted to Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce.

The program

Lesson 1. The 14th century
The Tuscan gothic in the religious and civil architecture: Arnolfo di Cambio. Giotto and the 14th century painters: visit to Santa Croce church.

Lesson 2. The 15th century painting
Painting in the early 15th century: Masaccio and Beato Angelico. Visit to San Marco Museum.

Lesson 3. The 15th century sculpture and architecture
The sculptors Ghiberti, Donatello and Verrocchio. The architecture by Brunelleschi. A historical walk throughout the centre of Florence.

Lesson 4. The 15th and the 16th century
Florence during the Medici dinasty: Botticelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo. Visit to the Uffizi Gallery.

Lesson 5. Michelangelo and the 16th century sculptors
Michelangelo: the awfulness and the unfinished. Visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia.

Lesson 6. The 16th century painters
Raffaello and the mannerists. Visit to the Galleria Palatina in Pitti Palace.

Lesson 7. Michelangelo’s return to Florence
The new sacristy of San Lorenzo church. Visit to the Medici Chapels.

Lesson 8. How a fresco is made. A brief fresco lecture will be held by one of our Art instructors, who will explain you how frescoes were made in the past.

Please note: the program may be subject to some slight variations. The course will be held only with a minimum number of 3 participants.

Price and details

Price

SA, Renaissance in Florence, 18 hours €399
Enrolment fee €45

Course price includes

Museum and bus tickets and as well as all the material.
A certificate at the end of the course.

Dates

2018

October 15th – 19th 2018
Expiring date for enrollment: September 23rd or until all the places have been filled.

November 12th – 16th 2018
Expiring date for enrollment: October 21st or until all the places have been filled.

December 17th – 21st 2018
Expiring date for enrollment: November 25th or until all the places have been filled.

2019

January 14th – 18th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: December 31st 2018 or until all the places have been filled.

February 18th – 22nd 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: January 25th or until all the places have been filled.

March 11th – 15th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: February 15th or until all the places have been filled.

April 15th – 19th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: March 22nd or until all the places have been filled.

May 13th – 17th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: April 19th or until all the places have been filled.

June 10th – 14th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: May 17th or until all the places have been filled.

July 15th – 19th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: June 21st or until all the places have been filled.

August 19th – 23rd 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: July 26th or until all the places have been filled.

September 16th – 20th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: August 23rd or until all the places have been filled.

October 14th – 18th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: September 20th or until all the places have been filled.

November 18th – 22nd 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: October 18th or until all the places have been filled.

December 16th – 20th 2019
Expiring date for enrollment: November 22nd or until all the places have been filled.

Schedule

10am-1.30pm Mon – Thu

9.30am-1.30pm Fri

This schedule may be subject to some slight variations.

Maximum number of students per class: 7.

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