Summer Courses 2012





Art in Venice, Past and Present

Term: 
Summer 2014
Session: 
Special Session
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ITALIAN (ITAL)
Course Number: 
ITAL 300 950
Day(s): 
TBA
Instructor: 

POGGI, CHRISTINE

Crosslistings: 
ARTH301950
Primary Program: 
Penn Summer Abroad
Secondary Program: 
ITALY
Course Description: 

This course will emphasize on-site study of art in Venice and its environs from the Byzantine period to the present. A city with a rich history of Byzantine art and architecture, and home to the “Venetian School” of Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto and others during the Renaissance, Venice has emerged as a leading venue for the exhibition of modern and contemporary art in the last twenty years. This course will cast a wide historical net, with visits to local museums, churches, and other institutions including Saint Mark’s Cathedral and Square, the Doges Palace, the Accademia, the School of San Rocco, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Palazzo Fortuny, the Ca’ D’Oro, and the recently opened contemporary art collections at the Punta della Dogana and the Prada Foundation. A trip to Padova will include a visit to Giotto’s famous Arena Chapel and the early Renaissance frescoes of Mantegna. Other class trips to Trieste and Florence will give students the opportunity to see major works of art and experience Italy’s regional cultures.


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