Italy, Florence

Italian History of Art (in Florence)

when 7 July 2013 - 18 July 2013
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1260

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.

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. Apart from stimulating lectures the Summer School programme also includes a weekend excursion to Rome.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein

Target group

Anyone seriously interested in Florence and Italian Renaissance art.

Course aim

Mastery of basic concepts and terminology of art historical studies is an essential aspect of this course.

Writing of a research paper (2400 words), delivering a presentation.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1260: Course + course materials + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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