Concept by: Robin DeSantis
The city of Florence – often called the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ – is home to some of Western civilization’s greatest works of art and architecture. Let’s travel through the centuries to discover masterpieces by Florence’s prided painters, sculptors, inventors, and theorists – from Giotto to Michelangelo.
Visits to Florence’s museums and basilicas are an integral part of this course.
Course topics include:
- Overview of Renaissance art and architecture in Florence and the ‘rebirth’ of beauty, truth, and wisdom;
- Florence’s beginnings, starting with its foundation as a Roman colony;
- The development of humanism and the progressive mindset;
- Early Renaissance in Florence: Masters of the 14th and 15th centuries, from Cimabue to Botticelli;
- The role of patronage in Renaissance art, the Medici family, and the Platonic Academy;
- Late Renaissance in Florence: Art history’s famous competing geniuses, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
- An introduction to Mannerism.
Participants of this course will learn to:
- Provide historical context for topics concerning Italian Renaissance art;
- Guide students in the interpretation of artworks in order to strengthen their visual thinking skills;
- Lead students in art activities inspired by classical works of art.
- Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs;
- Teacher trainers;
- Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors; –
- Managers of schools/organisations offering adult education.
Head teacher of Arts and Wellbeing Courses: Susan Gagliano
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