1200-1500 in Florence: from Romanesque to Renaissance

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Course Details

Teacher Trainer Layla Dari
Course Type Live Online for groups
Availability On request only
Course category Arts and wellbeing
Duration 5 Live Lessons of 90 minutes each
Certificate Europass Course Certificate

Course description

Between 1200 and 1500, Tuscany but especially Florence, were renowned for the development of a completely original artistic language that produced one the most prosperous artistic periods in Western History. During these centuries, Florence not only produced a collection of breathtaking artistic works, but it also developed ‘Humanism’ which lead western thought from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. Due to this, an artistic journey through the Renaissance, Mannerism, Brunelleschi, Botticelli and Michelangelo is not solely a journey through artistic beauty, but also a path towards modern thought.

Course structure

Topic 1: The Romanesque style in Tuscany and ‘Il Battistero di Firenze’

In this lesson we will look at the Tuscan Romanesque style to highlight both its stylistic originality and its mental, cultural and spiritual openness towards Mediterranean and European civilizations.

Topic 2: The Italian Gothic style and ‘La Cattedrale e Campanile di Giotti di Firenze’

In this session, we will get to know the Italian and Florentine Gothic style which presents itself as a personal and original mix between French Gothic and classic avant-garde, all directed towards a new aesthetic ideal.

Topic 3: The Early Renaissance in Florence: Brunelleschi, Masaccio and Donatello. The dome of ‘Il Duomo di Firenze’

In this webinar we will focus on the true artistic revolution of the modern era. The Renaissance was born in Florence and from then on, art will no longer be a representation of the divine, but will become a representation of man at the centre of the universe.

Topic 4: The Second Renaissance in Florence: Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli

In this lesson, we will learn about two of the most fascinating artists of all ages: Leonardo and Botticelli in Florence, the two most advanced faces of Florentine Humanism.

Topic 5: The Late Renaissance: Michelangelo and the Mannerists

In this last session, we will focus on Michelangelo. With this legendary artist, the renaissance surpasses itself and both art and artists are commencing a transition into modernity.