This tour is based partly around Chris Dobson’s book on the works of Paolo Uccello, San Romano, the Art of War. This is the exciting story of how simple mathematics and geometry became the driving force of the visual revolution that became the Florentine Renaissance. It starts with Filippo Brunelleschi’s optical experiments after his visit to Rome with Donatello at the beginning of the 15th Century, and the techniques he then developed and taught to Masaccio, used to create his famous Trinity in Santa Maria Novella. These same techniques were later developed by Paolo Uccello to create spectacular and dramatic effects.
All this is presented in the usual relaxed and friendly atmosphere which is the hallmark of Chris Dobson's art history tours.
The Power of Perspective
The Birth of the Florentine Renaissance
Tour code: Florence 5
For groups of max 4 people: £385 per group.
For groups of 5-10 people: £80 per person.
Duration approx 3hrs. Maximum number of participants 10
Included: Visits to Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo (exteriors), Orsanmichele (interior) and the church and museum of Santa Maria Novella (entrance tickets included). The tour will be led by Art Historian Chris Dobson.
Artists covered: Filippo Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Paolo Uccello.
Meeting point: inside the elegant Caffè Rivoire, Piazza della Signoria, corner of Via Vacchereccia 4/r
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