COURSE INFO

Instructor:
prof. Tiziana Landra
Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 45
Course Number: TBA
Department: Lliberal Arts
Prerequisite: none


Course description:

In this lecture course, students are introduced to art in Florence and Tuscany from the early  11th century to the end of the 14th century. Students will examine the most important architectural monuments of the Romanesque and Gothic eras in the cities of Pisa, Siena and Florence. Students will study the work of key sculptors like Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. They will also explore the evolution in painting from Byzantine models to Giotto's Proto-Renaissance style. In addition to the aesthetic and stylistic qualities of the works, students will study the historical, political, and religious context in which the artists made their work as a means to allow for a greater understanding of the works themselves.

Meet the Faculty: Prof. Tiziana Landra
prof Landra at SRISA
Tiziana Landra was born in Milano, Italy and has lived and studied in Italy, Luxembourg and England (UCL). She graduated with honors from the University of Pisa, writing a thesis on the artist Leoncillo Leonardi. She later completed the Scuola di Specializzazione in Art History at the University of Pisa, with a thesis on Frantisek Kupka. She has published critical essays on both Renaissance and Modern Art.

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