Italy, Florence

Italian History of Art (in Florence)

when 2 July 2012 - 13 July 2012
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1150

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 interesting lectures the summer school programme also includes many visits to leading museums, including a weekend excursion to Rome! Seize this opportunity to travel through the centuries-old history of Italian art in only one summer!

Approximately 40 contact hours.

Course leader

Prof. dr. M.W. Kwakkelstein

Target group

The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History.

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 1150: Course + course materials + housing


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

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