Every year Elaine offers 2 eight-week courses in the off season designed especially for the English speaking expat community in Florence.  

 

Masterpieces and Monuments

Winter 2020

The course is designed to dive down deep into the art and history of the city, meeting twice a week for 3 hours concentrating on a specific decorative monument in Florence. It's a wonderful way to study the city in-depth as well as get to know like-minded expats in Florence. All classes are held on-site in a museum, piazza or monument in Florence. 

Syllabus

January 29: Sacred Spaces
Site visit: San Miniato and Medieval walk

January 30: The Duomo Complex
Site Visit: Cathedral of Florence, Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo, and Baptistry


February 5: Michelangelo 

Site Visit: Casa Buonarotti and Medici Tombs 

 

February 6: High Renaissance Painting
Site Visit: Uffizi Gallery 

(Break for Venice Trip)

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February 19: Palazzo della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio

Site Visit: Piazza Signoria and Palazzo Signoria

 

February 20: Magnificenza: Granducal Florence

Site Visit: Palazzo Pitti and Medici Treasures

 

March 4: Piety and Patronage
Site Visit: Confraternity of San Martino, Bigallo, SS Annunziata, Ospedale degli Innocenti 

March 5: Architecture through the Ages
Site Visit: Architecture walk

 

Proposed field trip dates:

Overnight Venice February 11-12

March 19 - Mantua

April 2 - Padova

ELAINE RUFFOLO

art historian

elaine@elaineruffolo.com