OSK Winter School: From Maecenas to CEO? Recent research on artistic patronage (applications closed, next edition in 2024)

In art history and adjacent fields, the paradigm of the artist as a freely creating individual is increasingly questioned; at the same time, the role of private patrons as supporters of cultural institutions has become paramount – see the role of people like Pinault in their support of artists such as Damien Hirst, which seems to emulate or even surpass the role of the Medici in the Renaissance.

Utrecht Summer School 2024: The Art of Renaissance in Florence and Rome

Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature. Still Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage, which is marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportunity to study the works of art from the Renaissance period, while staying in Florence.

The Art of Drawing (applications closed)

This two-part course for MA/PhD students and junior curators is an intensive introduction to the art of drawing from the 15th to the 19th century that is divided between a week at the NIKI in Florence (29 Aug-4 Sep 2022) and a week at the Fondation Custodia in Paris (2-8 Jan 2023).

Masterclass: Investigating Disegno

This course for (Res)MA and PhD students examines the idea of disegno in relation to the early modern decorative arts by investigating the collection of Italian design drawings in the Rijksmuseum. In this course, students will explore the role that drawings – disegni – played in the process of creating, producing, marketing and selling the works of art fashioned by goldsmiths, cabinetmakers and other specialized craftsmen.

Summerschool

The art of Renaissance in Florence and Rome Summer Course for International Students Period: 04 July 2022 – 15 July 2022 (2 weeks) Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture and literature. Still Florence keeps an exceptional […]