Discovering Renaissance Art in Florence

Topics to be covered include:

  • The historical and artistic background of Renaissance Art in Florence;
  • The development of humanism and its effects;
  • A comparative look at the early artistic influences in Siena and Florence including Giotto, Duccio, Martini, and the Lorenzetti;
  • The role of patronage in the Renaissance Art in Florence;
  • The birth of Renaissance architecture and perspective;
  • The masters of the 1400s: Masaccio, Uccello, Botticelli, della Francesca;
  • High Renaissance and the role played by the Medici “Academy”;
  • Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.