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The Three Greatest Paintings in Florence

Artful Friday, Live from Italy

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1H0757
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Gallery of the Academy of Florence

Please Note: This program has a rescheduled date (originally January 10, 2023).

For centuries, the city of Florence nurtured an unceasing succession of great artists. No other place can rival it for the quantity of first-rate, locally created works of art, many still in the sites for which they were created or in museums a few hundred yards away. Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo are some of the painters whose works grace the city, fully justifying Florence’s designation as the cradle of the Renaissance.

You might wonder, of the hundreds and hundreds of Renaissance masterpieces in Florence, which are considered the most significant? Join Renaissance art historian Elaine Ruffolo for an in-depth look at three paintings and why she considers them the most important in the city. Can you guess which?

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

General Information

*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.