Sunday, September 25, 2011

Art History: Boots On the Ground!

Dr. Talvacchia, Renaissance Art History Professor, welcomes us to Or San Michele, the museum that is a former 14th century granary. The statues on the exterior are of patron saints, and were commissioned by powerful trade guilds.

Inside, the space is impressive in scale, and the original statues are collected for us to study. It's quite an opportunity to be able to see these works right in front of us!

The four soldier saints, Quattro Santi Coronati, by Nanni di Banco, representing the stonemasons’ and carpenters’ guild, are almost the last stop on our tour of Or San Michele’s sculptural wonders.

But, in the end, the view from the top of Or San Michele proved just as impressive as the sights leading up to it. We spent some time here photographing and drawing before coming back to terra firma.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Working in Studio This Week

We've been working hard in studio in our first week. Check out these "action shots"of some of our work in progress...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our Fall 2011 Florentines

Studio Section 001

Studio Section 002

Welcome to Florence, young artists. You're in the place to be!

Letters! For Our New Project.

Our latest project will have us looking at and creating with letterforms. I thought you'd enjoy this video featuring the work of Paula Scher.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Our Studio: Via del Moro 14

Our studio space is bright and welcoming and has a rich artistic tradition. When we're here the doors are always open. Stop on by- many Florentines do!

We're Here!

Welcome to Florence, Fall 2011 UConn students! We're already busy in our beautiful studio space at Via del Moro 14. Here are some photos of us hard at work.