Summer 2017 - Florence and Venice: Interdisciplinary Art & Culture
Using the rich art and history of Renaissance Florence as the initiating experience, we use art-making to capture awareness, memory, differences, the moment. Instructor will lead students through projects for creative visual analysis and presentation with alternative aesthetic and conceptual issues that engage student’s awareness. We will focus on hands-on approaches for image making and interpretation of new cultural experiences, including printmaking, drawing & sketching, collage, photography, journaling.
This course is not technically tradition-bound...but inventive, with contemporary, creative methods, that can be spontaneous and direct for a variety of individual discoveries. Our goal is to foster creative analysis, presentation, and conceptual issues that engage student’s experience. This course is open for graduate and undergraduate artists fulfilling credits for art majors, and also those new to art-making, as this course fits the ACE requirement of 9.
Experience the masters of the renaissance (Massacio, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, Brunelleschi and others) in museums such as the Uffizi, Accademia Gallery, Santa Maria Novella, Pitti Palace and many others.
Enjoy the breadth of one the world’s best contemporary art collection the Francois Pinault at Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, designed by Tadeo Ando; as well as Emilio Vedova Foundation, Magazzinni Del Sale, restored by Renzo Piano; the Peggy Guggenheim Museum Collection; and others.