ARS ITALICA

11 JAN - 02 APR 2021

10:00 / 18:00* Local Italian / Central European Time (CET)

 

ARS ITALICA I

-Medieval Italy-

ARS ITALICA II

-Renaissance Italy-

ARS ITALICA III

-Modern Italy-

(11 JAN - 05 FEB)

(08 FEB - 05 MAR)

(08 MAR - 02 APR) 

MORNINGS

MORNINGS

MORNINGS

EVENINGS

EVENINGS

EVENINGS

 

 

ARS ITALICA our latest series of monthly online courses, will introduce participants to the major artistic figures of northern, central and southern Italy. Each course comprises 16 1-hour sessions across four weeks. Whether your interests lie in medieval, renaissance or modern Italian art, these courses will help you to discover some of Italy’s most celebrated artists, designers and architects, along with monuments and masterpieces found throughout the country! 

 

March (Modern) Online Programme

 

 

 MON 

08

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on the Palazzo Reale di Napoli, led by Jeremy Boudreau, will explore the expansion of the royal palace at Naples in the early 18th century, including Francesco De Mura and Domenico Antonio Vaccaro's 1738 remodelling for the wedding of Charles III and Maria Amalia of Saxony and Ferdinando Fuga’s 1768 great hall and court theatre.

 

 

  TUE  

09

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Giovanni Battista Piranesi, led by Agata Chrzanowska, will investigate the origins of eighteenth-century interest in Classical antiquities, through the architectural studies and 'caprici' of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

 

 

 

 

 THU 

11

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Rosalba Carriera, led by Caterina Romei, will investigate the role of pastel portraiture within the contect of Venetian Grand Tour society and culture through the works of Rosalba Carriera.

 

 

  FRI  

12

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Eighteenth-century Venetian Painting, led by Jeremy Boudreau, will explore the magical setting of the city of Venice through the 18th-century city- and canal-scapes of Canaletto, Guardi and Marieschi. 

   
 

 

 MON 

15

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Napoleonic Rome, led by Agata Chrzanowska, will investigate the employment of neoclassical architecture and planning in Rome during the Napoleonic occupation of the Papal States.

 

 

  TUE  

16

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Antonio Canova, led by Jason Arkles, will consider the life and work of Antonio Canova, the leading proponent of the neoclassical style in sculpture in Italy, and his influence on contemporary artists and patrons.

 

 

 

 

 THU 

18

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on the Residences of the House of Savoy, led by Laura Fenelli, will discuss the origins of the Savoy dynasty in Piedmont and the houses and palaces constructed for the first italian kings and their families.

 

  FRI  

19

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Archaeology in the Kingdom of Naples, led by Jeremy Boudreau, will contextualise the earliest excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum within the emerging disciplines of Archaeology and Classical Studies in the mid-1700s.

   
 

 

 MON 

22

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Francesco Hayez, led by Laura Fenelli, will investigate the life and works of Francesco Hayez, the leading romantic painter of Italy, alion with the role of the visual arts in promoting the "risorgimento" or resurgence that led to Italian unification.

 

 

  TUE  

23

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Giuseppe Mengoni, led by Agata Chrzanowska, will explore the birth of the Italian modernism in architecture focusing on the Giuseppe Mengoni's projects in Lombardy and Tuscany.

   
 

 

 THU 

25

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Nineteenth-century Mezzogiorno Painting, led by Jeremy Boudreau, will introduce the landscape and genre paintings of a collection of artists active in southern Italy from the Risorgimento through the turn of the 20th century.

 

 

  FRI  

26

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Giacomo Balla, led by Jeremy Boudreau, will introduce the origins of the Italian futurism movement through an examination the life and times of leading futurist painter Giacomo Balla from 1908 - 1958.

   

 

 MON 

29

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Twentieth-Century Italian Photography, led by Agata Chrzanowska, will explore the activity of Luigi Ghirri, Guido Guidi and Mimmo Jodice, discussing the most important artistic subjects treated by modern photography in Italy.

 

  TUE  

30

MAR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on the M.O.S.E. Floodgates in Venice, led by Jeremy Boudreau, will explore the international effort to save Venice from rising tides beginning with the devastating flood that submerged the city in 1966, through to the planning, construction and recent inauguration of the 'Moses Floodgates'.

 

*The evening lesson on this topic has been rescheduled to THU 01 APR.

 

 

 

 THU 

01

APR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on the Venice Biennale, led by Caterina Romei, will explore the historic role of the Venice Biennale exhibition in the promotion of contemporary art in Italy and on the world stage.

 

*The evening lesson on this topic has been rescheduled to TUE 30 MAR..

 

  FRI  

02

APR

10:00 / 18:00

 

Zooming in on Renzo Piano, led by Jeremy Boudreau, will consider the career and celebrity of one of Italy's foremost postmodern architects, with particular attention to his projects for museums and cultural institutions across the world. 

 

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 REGISTRATION FEES: € 240 / € 15 per session