ART WEEK (PERUGINO AND SIGNORELLI) - WITH MONICA GENTILI
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of their deaths, Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Firenze is pleased to organise an art week dedicated to the two artists Pietro Perugino, Raphael's master, and Luca Signorelli, Michelangelo's forerunner.
An immersion in the art will lead us to visit the cities of Florence, Cortona, Orvieto and Città della Pieve, birthplaces and locations where the two artists worked. Here the regions of Tuscany and Umbria will arrange dedicated exhibitions..
• From 18 to 22 September 2023.
Minimum recommended Italian level: Elementary A2
PRICE: € 670*
)* A registration fee of € 70 must be paid at your first enrolment. Minimum 3 students.
|Day 1||Presentation of the artists Pietro Perugino and Luca Signorelli|
|Day 2||Excursion to Cortona to visit the exhibition "Signorelli 500. Maestro Luca da Cortona, pittore di luce e di poesia"|
|Day 3||Excursion to Orvieto to visit the Chapel of San Brizio in the Cathedral, the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Pozzo di San Patrizio|
|Day 4||Excursion to Città della Pieve and visit to the exhibition "Al battesimo fu chiamato Pietro. Il Perugino a Città della Pieve"|
|Day 5||Perugino and Signorelli in Florence: we visit the church of Santissima Annunziata, the church of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi and the Cenacolo di Fuligno|
I attended the Corso di Storia dell'Arte to learn more about museums in Florence. I knew that it would be in Italian, and I might have difficulty with it. However, Monica is fantastic; Her Italian is extremely clear, her enthusiasm is contagious. It is easy to see that she knows and loves the Art of Florence and the Renaissance. She explained the significant details, and also, taught us many of the fun trivial items. She was thoroughly prepared. She is the best. I highly recommend these courses for any student who wants to learn more about some of the major art institutions, and also some of the lesser touristy. I cannot wait to return to Florence and take more classes with Monica.
I would like to highly recommend the art history tours organised by the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. We were fortunate to have the well-versed and knowledgable, Monica lead us. The tours were conducted in Italian and relatively easy to understand as Monica pitched the information to our needs and level. What I loved most about the tours was her ability to make the characters and protagonists of the time 'come alive'! This was truly wonderful as we could visualise Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists and sculptors working and contemplating their designs. I also loved learning about the Medici family for example and the important role they played in Florence. We felt as if we got to know the characters as Monica was able to recount stories about them vividly and with endless energy and enthusiasm! Grazie Monica!!