Meet the leading artists of Renaissance Italy, who lived and worked in thriving cultural centers like Florence and Siena. With patronage from the wealthy and powerful Medici and Montefeltro families, artists such as Donatello and the Lorenzetti brothers created beautiful works of art and architecture that, some might say, remain the pinnacle of artistic achievement in Western history.
Each course section focuses on a specific topic. Register for each section individually.
Part I: Grand Tour of Florence (Beginning September 9, 2019)
Some say that the Renaissance was the pinnacle of artistic achievement in Western history, and Italy provided a wealth of those masterpieces. Trace the development of Italian Renaissance art in Florence, with visits to other cities such as Assisi, Pisa, and Siena. Study artists including Ghiberti, Donatello, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, and Botticelli.
Part II: Grand Tour of Italian Art (Beginning October 21, 2019)
Our tour continues through the second half of the fifteenth century in Florence with the art of Uccello, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Perugino, Verrocchio, and others. We will visit Rome and other cities, where we will study some of the often-overlooked art on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, the art of Piero della Francesca in Arezzo, and more.
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- For late registration options, please contact SMU Lifelong Learning at 214-768-2273 for assistance.