Early Renaissance Field Trip to Siena and San Gimignano

Spring 2017

Saturday, February 4 ~ Early Renaissance Field Trip to Siena and San Gimignano.

This important field trip focuses on major works of Gothic architecture, sculpture, and painting in Siena, including the Cathedral, Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, Nicola Pisano's pulpit in the Cathedral, Giovanni Pisano's facade sculpture from the Cathedral, Duccio's great altarpiece the Maestà in the Opera del Duomo Museum, and Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Good and Bad Government frescoes. In Siena we also will be seeing famous Renaissance works such as the sculptures and reliefs by Donatello, Ghiberti, and Jacopo della Quercia on the Baptismal Font of the Cathedral, and frescoes illustrating the life of Pope Pius II by Pinturicchio in the Piccolomini Library next to the Cathedral. The afternoon will be devoted to lovely S. Gimignano, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Italy, famous for its house-towers of the 12th and 13th centuries. Amrogio Lorenzetti's is worthy to see.