The Art of Medieval Painting
This course aims to provide the student with knowledge of “miniature code”: the illustration of capital letters in the medieval style. During the course, students will visit the Libreria Piccolomini (located within Duomo of Siena) to draw inspiration for their first work: creating a drawing of the first initial of their name followed by realizing it on “pergamena” paper using the medieval technique. The second work will be a painting of a small detail of a medieval masterpiece by a famous artist, such as Duccio di Buoninsegna, Simone Martini among others. The program includes visits to the instructor’s art studio and the Pinacoteca Nazionale, where students will choose a detail to reproduce for both a personal work and for the final work using the egg tempera technique.