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Renaissance Art Interpretation

What do you think about when you hear the word Renaissance? Art, music, philosophy, and politics?

In the main class we will explore some of the best artworks ever produced and the extraordinary circumstances in which they were created. We will discuss international trade and war, faith and devotion, philosophy and politics in the Italian peninsula and beyond.

Each participant will be given a weekly folder made of short videos, reading extracts and paintings to listen/watch before each meeting. You will be asked to go through a set of materials and get ready for the live sessions. The TUTOR WILL NOT LECTURE PARTICIPANTS; rather, he will distribute tasks and give support when needed.

Level of English required: Intermediate . Your tutor will help you with definitions, explanations and hand-outs. It is highly recommended for those who want to improve their English, since all of the new vocabulary will be explained and used in class.

Tutor: Francesco Cisternino (UG Dip in the History of Art, University of Oxford; CertTESOL, Trinity College London)

Programme Details:

4.11.2021 - 19:00 - Week 1 - At home and round the corner: The concepts of fashion, beauty, luxury and  consumption changed from a ruler's prerogative to a much wider, wealthy audience.

11.11.2021 - 19:00 - Week 2 - From local commerce to global trade: The idea of Renaissance is much more global than expected. Italy was simply the place of arrival and departure of objects, techniques, visions.

18.11.2021 - 19:00 - Week 3 - The changing status of the artist: As entrepreneurs, artists led successful workshop, administered human and financial resources, and chose carefully their co-workers.

25.11.2021 - 19:00 - Week 4 - Faith and Devotion: Besides altarpieces, many artworks were made for private devotion. Who patrons them, and why?

2.12.2021 - 19:00 - Week 5 - The world of philosophy: Showing that Plato reappears thanks to the Byzantines, whereas  classical ideas (and perhaps even perspective) arrive thanks to Islamic culture.

9.12.2021 - 19:00 - Week 6 - Diplomacy, politics and war: Do gifts, celebrative portraits and battle scenes follow political commissions or there's something more to take into account?

Renaissance Art Interpretation

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