Firenze e il rinascimento
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LNW47
Duration: 1 session
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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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.
Francesco has taught Italian language classes and literature at City Lit since 2014. He also works as Head of the Classics Department. After graduating with honours in Modern Languages and Literatures (English, German and Serbo-Croat), he moved to London and started teaching Italian at various adult education colleges, which gave him the opportunity to share his interest in Italian language, culture and traditions to a diverse range of students. During this time, he also acquired experience in curriculum management. Francesco currently prepares students for Italian exams. His passion includes philology, Dante, early Italian literature and the history of Italy (primarily the Northeast, where he grew up and was educated).
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.