Online Art History course

Art History ONLINE Course

Art History ONLINE course

With our teacher Eleonora you can follow a series of paths through the history of art and architecture in Rome. During the lessons you will be able to discover the works and artists that made the Eternal City a unique place, where you go from ancient art to contemporary architecture up to street art.

3 meetings a week, each meeting 1,5 hours
Time: 18:30 - 20:00 Rome time, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Participants: min. 3 – max 8

Art History 1. Ancient Rome (2nd, 4th, 5th Feb) The course examines the birth and evolution of ancient Roman art by placing it in the historical-social context of the time. Following a chronological trend, the course analyzes the first artistic artefacts on the territory of Rome in prehistoric and monarchical times (11th-6th century BC) and then dealt with the development of Roman art in the republican era (5th-2nd century BC), dictatorial ( I century BC-I century AD) and imperial (I century BC-V century AD).

Art History 2. Mediaval Rome (16th, 18, 19 Feb) The course analyzes the end of ancient art and the consequent birth and evolution of Christian artistic language in the city of Rome. Specifically, paleochristian architecture (with particular attention to the passage from civil to religious basilica and the phenomenon of catacombs), mosaic and fresco production will be examined.

Art History 3. Renaissance Rome (2nd, 4th, 5th Mar) The course deals with the experience of the Renaissance in Rome focusing mainly on two excellent sites: Villa Farnesina, where artists of the caliber of Raphael, Baldassarre Peruzzi and Sebastiano del Piombo, and the Sistine Chapel that allows you to reconstruct the entire history of painting Renaissance of the first and second generation (Botticelli, Perugino, Piero della Francesca, Raffaello, Michelangelo).

Art History 4. Baroque Rome (16th, 18th, 19th Mar) The course examines the birth, the artistic, religious and political significance of the Baroque style, born in Rome in the 17th century. The most significant architectural (Maderno, Rainaldi, Bernini, Borromini), sculptural (Bernini, Algardi) and pictorial (Carracci, Barocci, Caravaggio) productions of the city will be examined, also providing a more general picture on Italian and world Baroque.

Art History 5. Bernini and Caravaggio (30th Mar, 1st, 2nd Apr) The course is dedicated to two great artists of the seventeenth century in Rome, Caravaggio and Bernini. After examining the life and the most important works of the two masters, the course aims to compare them by framing them in a modern new-concept perspective of the figure of the artist as an interpreter of reality.

Art History 6. Contemporary architecture in Rome (May) The course is aimed at a more unusual and lesser-known aspect of the Capital's artistic culture, that is, contemporary Roman architectural experiences from the fascist era (early 20th century) up to the present day. Specifically, we will examine the Eur district, Richard Meier's Ara Pacis Museum, Renzo Piano's Auditorium and Zaha Hadid's MAXXI.

Art History 7. Street art in Rome (May) The course focuses on the increasingly important phenomenon of Street Art in Rome by analyzing in detail some areas of the city where this type of art has become the protagonist of a real urban redevelopment process and new cultural awareness: the neighborhoods Quadraro, Ostiense, Tor Marancia.

Art History 8. San Pietro (13th, 15th, 16th Apr) The course analyzes the history and artistic evolution of the most important church in Rome, the religious and cultural symbol of the city, starting from the first foundation of the Constantinian era (4th century) and then going through the different construction phases of the Renaissance and Baroque periods that they saw involved the likes of Bramante, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Bernini.

Art History 9. Villa Adriana in Tivoli (June) The course is dedicated to the extraordinary figure of the Roman emperor Hadrian (2nd century AD), his life, his thought and the historical, political and cultural significance of the Hadrian era which finds its maximum expression precisely in Villa Adriana, site of fundamental archaeological importance and, without any doubt, the spiritual testament of the emperor.



1 WEEK - 3 meetings
2 WEEKS - 6 meetings
3 WEEKS - 9 meetings
4 WEEKS - 12 meetings



Class size: min 3 - max 8
Lessons: 1,5 hour per meeting
Registration fee: 30€ (valid for 12 months for online and onsite courses).