Day School: Siena - Art of an Italian Republic

Ref: C3744628

We begin with a short history of the beautiful city of Siena and follow this with a study of its great Medieval masters, Duccio, Martini and the Lorenzetti brothers. Works include the unique political frescoes in the Palazzo Pubblico, and the architecture of the noble palazzi. In particular we pay attention to the beautiful Duomo and Siena's long pilgrim heritage. Later we look at the renaissance heritage and what happened to Siena after its defeat by the Florentines.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Education Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

Siena is called 'the city of art'. In this exciting study day we explore this concept in some depth.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise the work of major Sienese artists
  • Understand the social background of the Sienese patrons
  • Appreciate the unique quality of Sienese architecture
  • Evaluate the importance of Siena in the history of Italian art

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A range of handouts are provided throughout the day but students may wish to bring a notebook to record their thoughts

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Day School: Siena - Art of an Italian Republic

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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