Italy, Rome & Florence

The Art of the Renaissance in Florence and Rome

when 2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 970

Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture and literature. Still Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage which is a marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportuntiy to learn about works of art from the Renaissance period.

Florence is the most marked example of Renaissance cities in Italy. Nowhere else in Italy does one find this multitude of buildings and works of art from this period. Among the cultural highlights is the magnificent cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), churches that contain breathtaking frescocycli, renowned museums (e.g. Uffizi, Bargello, Accademia), and impressive city-palaces (e.g. Palazzo Strozzi; Palazzo Rucellai; Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Medici Riccardi) and Palazzo Vecchio, the famous city hall. The course also includes a one-day trip to Rome.

Course leader

prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein; Stefano Corazzini; dr. Klaas Tonckens; dr. Waldemar de Boer; prof. dr. Gert Jan van der Sman

Course aim

The fundamental goals are to introduce students to the art and architecture of Florence in its historical context, and in doing so, to make them familiar with the origins, nature and development of the Renaissance in the visual arts. Mastery of basic concepts and terminology of art historical studies is another essential aspect of this course.

Credits info

4 EC
Class meetings (9:30-13:00) will be divided between illustrated lectures and discussions at the Institute, and guided visits on site in museums, churches and palaces of Florence. Day trip to Rome includes visits to the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel included), Saint Peters, other important churches and a city walk.

Fee info

EUR 970: Course + course materials
EUR 1320: Course + course materials + housing

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