Click Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, or Day 4, Extra history-San Marco, Day 5, Another Extra- Giotto's Bell Tower, Day 6 or Day 7 above. Day 6 at Ufizzi gives something of a timeline and overview if you want to start there.
This blog features photographs taken during the November, 2014, Road Scholar adventure in
My wife Judy and I had minimal knowledge of Renaissance art, mostly college humanities' courses taken long ago. I have a fairly good knowledge of literature and philosophy of the period. Judy and I prepared by watching the 18 hour (36 lecture) Great Courses course entitled Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance (click on any underlined words to go to link) by William Kloss and by listening to the 18 hour (36 lecture) Great Courses social and intellectual history course entitled The Italian Renaissance by Kenneth Bartlett, both highly recommended. BTW, we bought both courses used on Ebay for about $30 each.
I used a Sony A6000 mirrorless camera with a 24-75 mm lens (equivalent) for photographing paintings and sculptures plus a 77- 315mm telephoto lens (equivalent) for the street photography and some landscapes. Some of the poorly lighted paintings we looked at are more easily appreciated with the better lighting of the camera shots. This camera is my preferred one for wildlife photography and worked well for the Florence photography. Links to my online South Carolina and Mexican butterfly field guides are here- South Carolina, Quintana Roo, Cozumel.
This, our first Road Scholar adventure, exceeded our expectations. Our instructors, Professors Giovanni Guidetti and Mario Carniani were great teachers and fabulously knowledgeable!
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!! The following is a first draft. Future drafts will label the photographs to the best of my ability. I didn't always do a good job of photographing the more famous or significant works, which is one reason you should go to the many links,
mostly from Wikipedia (yes, I know!).
Click on any photograph to enlarge.
DAY 1 (Monday)
After last evenings orientation meeting , this morning we travelled to Santa Trinita and Chiesa di Ognisanti (Church of All Saints) guided by Prof Guidetti to admire some of Ghirlandaio's masterpieces.
Santa Trinita Church-
It was just a short walk to-
The Last Supper by Ghirlandaio