Florence 29 August-3 September 2022 / Paris 2-7 January 2023

A two part seminar at the Dutch University Institute for Art History (NIKI) in Florence and the Fondation Custodia (Collection Frits Lugt) in Paris. The course is an intensive introduction to the art of drawing from the 15th to the 19th century. The number of participants is limited to 10 to enable excursions, lectures, and discussions in a stimulating colloquium form. The unique concentration of important museums and private art collections, make Florence and Paris ideal locations for students to deepen their knowledge of the art of drawing through a combination of theory and practice that is often lacking in academic courses. Thus lecture-based classes on, for instance, the role of drawing in the education of the artist and concept of ‘disegno’ in art literature will alternate with visits to the department of Prints and Drawings of the Gallerie degli Uffizi, Casa Buonarroti, Musée du Louvre, École des Beaux-Arts, and to the Fondation Custodia. During these visits students will examine a selection of drawings of old masters in the presence of a curator and leading experts. For more information and registration, see this this document.