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Art History on the Hilltop: Fall 2012

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Great Museums & Monuments of the World: Florence, Siena, Pisa & Arezzo

These lavisly illustrated slide lectures will highlight the finest paintings, sculptures, and architecture of the Italian Renaissance. In this travelogue, we will visit the cathedral comples and Leaning Tower of Pisa; the early Renaissance treasures of Siena; the Piero della Francesca cycle in Arezzo; and of course the wonderful churches in Florence as well as the stellar museums: the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Pitti Palace. Come join us for an art history tour of Italy in 2013.

Class begins Monday, October 15.



 Past Courses: Italian Renaissance Art; Great Museums of Florence; the World of Botticelli; the Art of Rome Parts I & II; Spanish Art; Art History 101 (year long survey); History of British Monarchy Series: Early & Medieval England; the Earlier Tudors: Henry VIII; the Later Tudors: Bloody Mary & Elizabeth I; 17th Century England: the Stuarts; the Hanoverians; Queen Victoria, Parts I & II; the Heirs of Queen Victoria: Edward VII & George V; the House of Windsor: the Duke & Duchess of Windsor and George VI & Elizabeth; Louis XIV; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; Napoleon & Josephine; Nicholas & Alexandra and the Twilight of Imperial Russia; The Medici of Florence; Europe in the Age of the Renaissance; Europe in the Age of the Reformation; Sixteenth -Century Spain; Northern Renaissance Art, Parts I & II; Art of the Ancient World; Egyptian Art; Art of Paris: the Louvre; Art of Paris: the Musee d'Orsay & Rodin Museum, Winston Churchill, Parts I & II; Nicholas & Alexandra and the Twilight of Imperial Russia; The Grand Tour of Italy: Florence; Rome; the North: Venice & Milan, Parts I, II, III; World War I; World War II; the First Ladies; Royal Cousins: Ludwig II of Bavaria & Sissi of Austria; Waltzing in Vienna: Emperor Franz Josef & Empress Elisabeth; Twilight of the Habsburgs; King Tut & Egyptian Art; A Celebration of Impressionism from the Art Institute Chicago, Versailles, Inside Nazi Germany, World War II: the Generals, World War II: Remembering D-Day, and Tutankhamen.; Kings, Saints, and Mistresses of French Art; the Glory That War Rome; Wonders of the Ancient World: Greek Art; Normandy as Monet Knew It; A Medieval Treasury; Five Stars: Nimitz & MacArthur.