High Renaissance field trip to Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum near Piazza S. Marco, for a study of this Florentine craft important in the Maniera and the Baroque periods. In Palazzo Vecchio, where Leonardo painted his infamous Battle of Anghiari, now lost but perhaps to be partially recuperated in the near future, students will visit the Studiolo of Francesco I, a fascinating alchemy study, and the Chapel of Eleonora of Toledo frescoed by Bronzino, Pontormo's pupil and adopted son. Students will also see Michelangelo's Victory intended for the Tomb of Pope Julius II.
In the afternoon, there will be a visit to the Certosa di Galluzzo, an important Carthusian monastery south of Florence, to study Pontormo's frescoes in the large cloister. These are some of the most original works of the early Mannerist period. Details to be announced.