Study trip: Caravaggio in Rome

Course Dates: 16/04/24 - 18/04/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Off Site
Join us to explore Caravaggio’s Rome, Italy’s most historic city. This three-day tour with an expert art historian will reveal another dimension to Caravaggio’s practice, showing you some stunning baroque artworks. Maximum 14 places.
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Study trip: Caravaggio in Rome
  • Course Code: VB963
  • Dates: 16/04/24 - 18/04/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Tue-Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions
  • Location: Off Site
  • Tutor: Marie-Anne Mancio

Course Code: VB963

Tue-Thu, day, 16 Apr - 18 Apr '24

Duration: 3 sessions

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What is the course about?

Caravaggio, master of chiaroscuro and the baroque, made his name in Rome and some of his works remain in situ in the places for which they were designed. With its world-class museums like Galleria Borghese and the Musei Capitolini, Rome is the ideal place to trace this key period in Caravaggio's life and art through comparisons to peers and rivals like Orazio Gentileschi and the Carracci; visits to the sites where he lived and worked including the church holding his legendary 'Calling of St Matthew'; and discussions around his legacy.

N.B. due to the long queues we won’t be visiting the Vatican museums but do by all means set aside time to do this independently and prebook online asap.

You will be sent the itinerary within a week of the course start date. Please be aware that museums and historic sites have different booking procedures and availability, so we cannot provide the specific itinerary sooner than this.

Please note: The course fee covers three full days of guided visits and all entrances to museums, churches, and historic sites. It does not include flights, accommodation, meals etc. which you will be required to book independently.

City Lit is not responsible for flight/travel cancellations or delays. Please ensure you have travel insurance. We recommend that you wait until the course is confirmed* before booking flight/travel accommodation.

This course is NOW CONFIRMED* – please feel free to book your hotels and accommodation now. Please ensure you have travel insurance, as this course is exempt from our normal refunds and transfer policy.

What will we cover?

- Caravaggio’s history, development, artworks, and legacy
- Baroque art and religious terminology
- Rome’s artistic culture – competing artists and patronage.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Describe the trajectory of Caravaggio’s practice, contribute to conversations about his paintings and recognise his legacy.

- Explain terminology like baroque, chiaroscuro, paragone, counter reformation

- Outline the competing factions in Rome’s artistic milieu and key patrons.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is open to all. No prior knowledge is required other than a general interest in art and architecture. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through guided visits and discussions. There will be breaks throughout the day, as well as a break for lunch. The pace will be determined by the group.

This course will be held in Rome, Italy at various venues. There will be a reasonable amount of walking between venues. We cannot guarantee stools at venues. Offsite courses take place during public access hours. Tutors are not able to control sound levels or behaviours of visitors outside of the course group. Unless you are a wheelchair user, and have confirmed access details with us (as levels of access can vary between buildings), you will need to be able to walk between sites and stand for some time while looking at them (you may bring your own portable stool if you have one, but we cannot guarantee access to seating offsite.) If you feel you may be impacted by these environmental variations, please inform the department on before the course begins, to discuss reasonable accommodations we can make to assist your learning in offsite.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will be required to book and pay for your own travel, accommodation, food, etc. Please ensure you have travel insurance. We recommond that you wait until the course is confirmed before booking flight/travel accomodation. City Lit is not responsible for cancellations or fees related to bookings outside of our institution.

Please also make sure you bring comfortable shoes and something waterproof. There will be a reasonable amount of walking between venues and some looking at buildings from the outside. Please note you are responsible for getting yourself to and from meeting points so please bring a city map/app.

Marie-Anne Mancio

Dr Marie-Anne Mancio trained as an artist before gaining a D.Phil. from the University of Sussex for her thesis ‘Maps for Wayward Performers: feminist readings of contemporary live art practice in Britain’. She is an accredited NADFAS lecturer and has lectured on art, architecture, and cultural studies for Tate Modern, The Course, Art in London, London Art Studies, and the London Art Salon. She is an accredited Art Society lecturer. Fluent in Italian and French, she lectures on City Lit’s art history study trips abroad. She has led trips to Venice, Florence, Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, and St. Petersburg. Since attaining an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Glasgow University, her art practice has become primarily text-based, including a novel about four migrant women in antebellum America: ‘Whorticulture’.

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.