Art in Renaissance Florence

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This course offers an in-depth exploration of the spectacular achievements of Florentine Renaissance artists from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, including Cimabue, Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo. Lectures and on-site visits to museums, churches and palaces identify and analyse the individual styles of the great Florentine artists, relate their work to the social, religious, philosophical, political and cultural contexts of the time, and chart the evolution of Florentine society from the times of the Commune through the early Quattrocento, and onward still to the rule of the Medici Princes. Our July 2017 programme features lectures, visits and workshops led by: Alexandra Lawrence MA; Caterina Romei MA; Anna-Marie Hilling MA; Jason Arkles MA; Jeremy Boudreau MA; Laura Fenelli PhD; Lisa Kaborycha PhD; Samuel Gallacher PhD; Paola Vojnovic MA. Meet the team.

 

 

 

 

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Scroll through the calendar below to locate individual sessions, as well as cultural events at the Harold Acton Library:
 


 

 

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Read what previous students said about this course: 

What are the most valuable aspects of the course?

  • The visit really enhance what we see and learn in the lectures so are a very valuable aspect of the course. E.D. – England
  • The diversity of the topics and the standard of discussion. C.G. – England
  • The overview of the period etc combined with some great detail – I definitely feel I have learnt a lot. K.N. – England
  • Seeing art works first hand, with an expert to help take you through the experience. B.A. – England

 

 What are the most valuable characteristics of our lecturers?

  • Enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the topic. C.M. – Spain
  • Very easy to understand; very friendly. M.T. – England
  • Easy to listen to with a quick pace and interesting delivery. Also very friendly and approachable which was great for me as I have never studied History of Art before. K.N. – England