Spring Break Away 2022 - Florence, Italy

Course: ARHY 217 Religion, Reason and Visual Culture

[satisfies Social & Historical Reasoning AND Communication & Creative Expression ; ALSO history requirements]

The course will focus on the earliest flowering of Italian Renaissance art in Florence. Three contemporaries, Donatello, Masaccio, and Brunelleschi, worked in Florence during the first half of the 15th century. These three giant personalities were responsible for ushering in the Renaissance that would quickly spread throughout Italy and Europe.

To this day, Florence retains its character as a city of the early Renaissance. Brunelleschi's dome on the cathedral identifies the city; Donatello's sculptures assert the city's still proud sense of civic spirit; Masaccio's newly restored frescoes startle from their original settings. The city of Florence is a living museum like no other, and our Spring Break week in Florence will be full of stunning art, magnificent food, great shopping and the making of special memories.

Professors: Dr. Roberta Aronson 

Prerequisites: This course is open to all, no prerequisites

Max enrollment: 15 students

More information: See Dr. Aronson, 601 Union

Class Time: M/W 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

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