Art in Modern Florence considers the lives and legacies of artists active in Florence during the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Irene Parenti Duclos, Pietro Tenerai, Pietro Benvenuti, Giuseppe Bezzuoli, Felicie de Fauveau, Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Amalia Dupre, Romano Romanelli, Lorenzo Bartolini, Marino Marini, Mario Romoli, Pietro Annigoni and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Over the course of four weeks, this course considers the lives, works and patrons of these figures as well as the political, social and religious context of life in Modern Florence, including on-site visits to the Museo degli Argenti and Galleria d’Arte Moderna at Palazzo Pitti, the Museo Stefano Bardini, the Museo Horne, the Museo Marino Marini, the Museo del Novecento and the Collezione Casamonti in Palazzo Bartolini-Salimbeni, the Museo Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli, the Museo Gucci, the Museo Ferragamo and lectures in the British Institute Library overlooking the Arno River in Florence.
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It is possible to follow this course by week or by individual session.
All monthly courses in History of Art may be taken in combination with Italian Language and Fine Art courses.