ART HISTORY COURSES

Waldemar H. de Boer offers two art history courses. These are not based on plain text book lessons, but are products of the teacher's own research, filled with information of the most recent discoveries on Renaissance art in Florence.

Tailor-made courses, with visits to museums of choice, are also possible.



Renaissance Art in Florence
(2 days, 9.00-15.30)

The Renaissance in Florence is one of the most intriguing cultural manifestations in Western history, in which religion, philosophy, economy, humanism and politics played an important part in the development of painting, sculpting and architecture. This course offers an introduction to the changes and progressions in art in this period. Key artists, such as Filippo Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, will be discussed. Next to that, attention will be paid to art patrons, like Cosimo and Lorenzo De' Medici, and the artists' daily life in this magnificent era.

Course days start with a 1 hour classroom meeting, followed by site visits to the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, the Medici Chapels and the churchs of Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo.

Course Prices

Courses are offered throughout the year on request, only for private groups.

1350 Euro for groups up to 4 people (337,50 Euro per person)
250 Euro per person extra for groups of more than 4 people

Prices include:
* entrance fees
* a daily espresso or cappuccino on a terrace or in a café
* a daily high quality lunch at a special location
* a free copy of Waldemar's book Memorial of Many Paintings and Statues in the Illustrious City of Florence by Francesco Albertini (1510)

For booking requests, please contact info@arthistoryflorence.com



Medici Villas and Gardens
(2 days, 10.00-16.00)

In the 15th century, a revival of ancient Roman villa culture took place in Tuscany. Renaissance country estates started to cover the campagna, to escape from the hectic city life, to unwind, to go hunting, to organize social events or even to discuss philosophy, art and science. This course is concentrated on the intriguing villa life of the Medici family. Their villas were not only a statement of wealth and power. With the help of paintings, sculptures and complex garden architecture, they were also used to convey specific messages to their guests.

The first course day starts with a 1,5 hour classroom meeting, followed by a visit to the Boboli gardens and the Bardini gardens. The next day, an excursion to the Medici villas of Poggio a Caiano, Petraia and Castello in the outskirts of Florence will take place.

Course prices

Courses are offered throughout the year on request, only for private groups.

1350 Euro for groups up to 4 people (337,50 Euro per person)
250 Euro per person extra for groups of more than 4 people

Prices include:
* entrance fees
* transportation
* a daily espresso or cappuccino on a terrace or in a café
* a daily high quality lunch at a special location
* a free copy of Waldemar's book Memorial of Many Paintings and Statues in the Illustrious City of Florence by Francesco Albertini (1510)

For booking requests, please contact info@arthistoryflorence.com