The High Renaissance and Mannerism in Florence

Dr. Sara N. James

New Class

Beginner-Advanced; Location: VanDerVeer Studio
6 Classes: January 29-March 5; Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 am
TUITION: Members: $90; Non-members: $120

This course will give a window into the flowering of the High Renaissance and Mannerism in Florence (1480-1600). You will study the art, architecture, and urban planning in the context of politics, religion, the social situation, history, economics, and the cultural atmosphere that will help you understand why Florence flourished in ways that few cities have before or since. Featured artists include architect Leon Battista Alberti, and artists Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, and Giorgio Vasari. Dr. James is an independent scholar and lecturer who holds a Ph.D in Art History from the University of Virginia and has over thirty years of teaching experience. She has published two highly acclaimed art history books and is on faculty of OLLI at UVA and Smithsonian Journeys.  

Makeup classes due to snow cancellations usually occur on the same day of the week and time of day as advertised class. Instructors will make this announcement.