Workshops in Florence
In 2017 and 2018, I organized workshops on manuscript illumination and tempera painting in Florence.
Florence is the capital of Tuscany, a city of centuries-old tradition, founded by the Etruscans. The greatest period of Florence’s splendour was during the Medici period. Here you can see works by Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many others. It is like reading the history of Italian art in the field.
While visiting this beautiful city, we meet masterpieces every step of the way. The old part of the town is accessible on foot, and the density of monuments makes you dizzy. That’s why you should stop in one of the many cafes for a great Italian coffee or in a restaurant to enjoy some of the typical Italian dishes.
Workshops in Villa la Stella
August 2017–miniatures from the 15th-century Borso d’Este’s Bible
October 2018–world maps according to the Ottoman cartographer Piri Reisback