History of Art: Relations between Italy and the Netherlands - Track

Course code
A06
Course fee (excl. housing)
Price
€1900
Course Level
Bachelor
Variations

The Utrecht Summer School offers the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the art of both traditions firsthand, staying in two cities that played a crucial role in the art of their country: Florence and Utrecht. This highly interactive course takes place largely in front of the original artworks, allowing you to experience, discuss and learn more about them in their close proximity.

Experts of our partner institute in Florence will tell you all about the works of the great Italian Masters of the Renaissance. The names of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Caravaggio are associated with some of the most original, appealing and amazing achievements in the visual arts. What drove these versatile artists to reach the pinnacle of perfection and what is it that makes their works so special and appealing even to a modern audience? To answer these questions this course will take the student back to the period of the Italian Renaissance focusing not only on the original context in which the works of art were made, but also on artworks by their peers with whom they often competed. 

The journey then continues up north, in Utrecht, where you will discover the Golden Age of Dutch Art. This part of the course takes you back in time to the Dutch 17th century: the early modern period, when Dutch ships sailed the oceans from the Americas to the Indies, and the tiny Dutch Republic dominated the world's stage. All the landscapes, seascapes, portraits and still lives may look so realistic that one can feel the sea-breeze and smell the grapes, but in fact, nothing in these artistic works really is what it seems.

Course director
Prof. dr. Michael Kwakkelstein & Anna Koldeweij, MA

Target audience

The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History. No experience required.

Costs

Course fee:
Price
€1900
Included:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
Housing cost
800
Housing provider:
A third party

Additional information

The transfer from Florence to Utrecht is included in the course fee. The transfer is optional. If you wish to arrange your own transfer, please take a look on this page. If you choose to make your own travel arrangements, make sure to indicate this in the application and you will receive a € 150 course fee reduction. Please note that if we arrange your transfer, your baggage may not exceed 20 kg (44 lbs). Students are responsible for travel arrangements from their home country to Florence and from Utrecht to their home country. 

More information regarding the accommodation will be published early 2023. 

Contact details

Utrecht Summer School | E: info@utrechtsummerschool.nl | T: +31 (0)30 253 4400

Registration

Application deadline: 
Registration deadline