Florence is the city of the Renaissance. Here, students can study at first-hand the progress of art out of the middle ages under the influence of Cimabue and Giotto, into the new perspective-dominated realism of Brunelleschi, Masaccio and Botticelli and on to the virtuosity of Raphael and Michelangelo – the history of art as propagated by the first art historian, Giorgio Vasari, himself a painter and architect in 16th century Florence.
Florentine Painting, Architecture and Sculpture
On-site visits with Ben Street and Charles Hall to The Medici Chapel, Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo, S. Croce, Pazzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Bargello, San. Lorenzo, The Laurentian Library, Sta Trinita, Rucellai chapel, Orsanmichele, Ospedale degli Innocenti, San Marco, Galleria Palatina, Santa Felicità, Brancacci Chapel, S.Miniato.
Private visits to Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia.