Event: AN ITALIAN GRAND TOUR PART II
Organizer: ART HISTORY IN FOCUS
Speakers: Siân Walters
Tickets: £150 (concessions may apply)
Date: Sep 30th 11:00am UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Sep 30th 3:00am | ET: Sep 30th 6:00am.
Europe - UK: Sep 30th 11:00am | CET: Sep 30th 12:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Sep 30th 6:00pm | AET: Sep 30th 8:00pm.
Description from Art History in Focus:
"We are delighted to announce a new 10-week online course, combining lectures by art historian and National Gallery lecturer Siân Walters with guided walks and museum visits streamed live from Rome, Milan, Naples and Venice, led by expert art historians, archaeologists and guides. We have secured some exclusive openings and museum visits including the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, famous for its magnificent mosaic and sculpture collections.
The lectures and visits are all different from our first Grand Tour course earlier this year, so the course can be enjoyed by both newcomers to Art History in Focus as well as students who have attended the previous module.
All lectures and tours broadcast from Italy are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions. Siân and all her expert colleagues are known for their informative but informal approach, combining erudite commentary with an entertaining and approachable delivery. The lessons, streamed on Zoom Webinar, will enable you to gain special access to sites and galleries in Italy whilst at the same time providing a wonderful opportunity to travel virtually from home. Our visits will also support both galleries and individuals working in the cultural sector and a percentage of the course price is reserved for supporting other cultural institutions in need of assistance.
Each week we will explore a different city. We will discuss masterpieces of art, architecture and sculpture in Verona, Parma and Perugia, focusing on some of their most well-known artists from Paolo Veronese and Parmigianino to Correggio and Perugino. There will be a session devoted to Vicenza and the architecture of Andrea Palladio as well as a lecture on the delightful town of Sansepolcro, birthplace of Piero della Francesca.
There will also be a special guest lecture by award-winning author Dr Ross King, entitled The Medici Gardens of Tuscany. The Florentine Renaissance was characterised by a rediscovery of the buildings, statues and texts of the Ancient Romans, as well as by a reconfiguration of visual space through such things as linear perspective. If they were crucial to architecture and painting, these developments likewise had a dramatic impact on both the philosophy, design and function of the garden in fifteenth-century Florence. This lecture will examine the Tuscan gardens of the Medici in order to explore the merging of landscape, architecture, philosophy and art.
We have also arranged exclusive access to a number of museums and important art collections such as the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (see photo above) where we enjoy two livestream guided tours led by the well-known archaeologist Dr Raffaele Romano The museum is an essential stop on an initiatory journey into the world of antiquity and well-known for its world-famous sculpture collection, including the “Farnese Hercules” and “Farnese Bull”, as well as its exquisite mosaics discovered at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
We have been granted permission to film in the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, one of city’s most elegant private museums which was founded by nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli in the late 19th century and contains an outstanding collection of objets d’art, textiles, sculpture, furniture and paintings with masterpieces by Piero della Francesca, Bellini, Botticelli and Pollaiuolo. Our guided tour will be led by the distinguished scholar and art historian Dr Antonio Mazzotta.
Dr Luisella Romeo will lead a guided walk from Venice including a private opening of the Oratorio dei Crociferi, one of the hidden gems of the city which contains fine canvases by Palma il Giovane, as well as a visit to the Jesuit church.
Art historian Francesca Pagliaro will also lead a guided walk from Rome – more details will be available soon."
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
Art History in Focus
Cover image credits: The Farnese Bull, Naples National Archaeological Museum. Art History in FocusCover image credits: Palazzo Colonna, Rome © Saliko.