Past Program

Italy: Techniques of Renaissance Painting

The technique of renaissance painting in Italy is dedicated to the study of the important painting techniques of the late medieval period and the Renaissance, specifically pure egg yolk tempera, gilding, silverpoint and oil painting by the Venetian method (a monochromatic under painting with color glazes on top).

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Florence, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Assisi, Italy
  • Siena, Italy
When
Winter 2013

Course Dates: Jan 23, 2013 — Feb 9, 2013

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • Illustration
Course Numbers
  • ILLUS-W558
Cost
$3647

Includes accommodation, field trips, local transportation, all meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

Full Course Description

The technique of renaissance painting in Italy is dedicated to the study of the important painting techniques of the late medieval period and the Renaissance, specifically pure egg yolk tempera, gilding, silverpoint and oil painting by the Venetian method (a monochromatic under painting with color glazes on top). Following two weeks of studio work in Providence, we will travel to Venice, Padua, Florence, Siena and Rome, Italy. To inspect first hand great paintings from these periods and learn how methods and materials affect artistic outcomes.

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