History of Italian art course

Discover with us the mastepieces of the Italian art!

Art history course in Italy!

The art history course will focus on the study of the main artists and Italian artistic movements with analysis of the work. The history of Italian art course includes (on request) visits to museums, castles, exhibitions and archaeological sites.
For art aficionados, Italy is a paradise with an invaluable heritage of works and places: in Italy you will experience the greatest achievements in art, architecture and sculpture from the Classical World, to the Renaissance, the Baroque and contemporary art.

You will study the lifestyles and philosophy of the artists like Giotto, Botticelli, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci etc. The social context of the period will also be considered in order to better understand the development of the artists’ culture and way of thinking.
The length of our art history course  is flexible and can spread from 1 week to 3 months. They are designed to give a general overview to those who can spend only a few days, and to offer a more in-depth understanding for those who can attend the course for a longer period of time.

Why studying history of Italian art

The whole country is an open-air museum! Choosing an art history course in Italy with our Italian language school will be an unforgettable artistic and cultural experience, since most of the artistic works can be seen in the original places.

The program focuses on various aspects of history of Italian art, architecture and archeology:

  • Prehistoric art in Apulia: Salentine dolmen and menhir, analysis of the several caves with graffitis and of the archeological finds (prehistoric Venus) discovered in the area
  • A general outline of the History of Art and Architecture with the analysis of the most important Italian painters and architects (Giotto, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Canova, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio);
  • Roman and Byzantine architecture: analysis of the Byzanthine church of St. Peter in Otranto and the Mosaic of the cathedral
    Romanesque and Gothic: analysis of Castel del Monte (Unesco heritage)
  • Renaissance architecture;
  • Baroque: analysis of the Baroque style in Lecce;
  • Neo-Classical;
  • 20th-century architecture and contemporary architecture.

The program of the course can be planned with the instructor. In particular, if a student wants to increase his expertise in a specific area the lessons will be focused on the students’ needs.

Starting dates: every 2 weeks
Duration: 1 or more weeks;
– 20 hours of Italian intensive course + 5 hours in mini-groups or individual of art history lessons per week
– 20 hours of Italian intensive course + 10 hours in mini-groups or individual of art history lessons per week
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