What is the course about?
In this lecture we will see how the political and economic factors have contributed to the flourishing of the arts and philosophy in Florence.
What will we cover?
We will look at the creation of Florence as the city state; the importance of the Medici family as patrons of prominent artists and the great art developments such as the invention of perspective and the importance of the notion of ideas of beauty in painting and sculpture.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Have an understanding of the main factors that have made Florence so important in the Renaissance.
- Have an overview of the main artists that contributed to the creation of the use of perspective in painting
- Look and appreciate the significance of the notion of beauty in Renaissance Florence by looking at paintings and scultpures.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This lecture will be conducted in Italian and is therefore aimed at those of you with an advanced level of the language. It is suitable if you are attending Italian 4 or 5 at Citylit or have an equivalent level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a lecture and is therefore tutor-led. Facts will be presented through the use of video clips, presentations, hand-outs etc.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other cost. Students will just need to bring a pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details