Program of the history of art course in Turin
Below is the program of the course which is composed of two parts
- Journey into Ancient Egypt
The main features of Egyptian civilization (hieroglyphs, deities, funeral rites, pyramids, aspects of daily life) and the major artistic artifacts that have survived to this day. Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, whose collections date back to 1760.
- Daily life in Roman times
Discover the characteristics of daily life in Roman times through the Museum of Antiquities and the archaeological area of Turin: from the family to clothing and nutrition, from the structure of the city to places of worship and entertainment shows.
- The Middle Ages in Turin
the characteristics of everyday life in the Middle Ages, through its more concrete aspects: cities, castles and abbeys to discover types of buildings, characters and ways of life.
- Visit to the Medieval Village of Turin and search for medieval elements in the historic center of Turin. Alternatively (but only in spring and summer) you can visit the San Michele’s Sacra.
- Baroque Turin
- Starting from the palaces and portraits of the Savoy to discover a period that made Italy famous throughout Europe. A visit to the Royal Palace and the wonderful Baroque churches of Turin is planned to discover the genius of Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra.
- Risorgimento Turin
Retrace the history of the Italian Unification through a visit to the Museum of the Risorgimento, the historic cafes and the palaces of Savoy power.
- Art Nouveau Turin
Turin is also the Italian capital of “Liberty”, a style derived from the French Art Nouveau that developed between the last years of the 19th century and the first two decades of the 20th century. The Art Nouveau in Turin is especially evident in the architecture, in the floral decorations and in the polychrome stained-glass windows of many buildings. There will be an excursion to the Crocetta and Cit Turin districts to discover the most interesting buildings in the city. Alternatively, you can visit the Leumann Village on the outskirts of Rivoli.
- Contemporary Turin
With its museums, foundations, galleries, Turin today collects the legacy of the artistic movements that were born and raised here since the beginning of the twentieth century, from the Futurists to the Arte Povera, passing through Casorati, the Situationist International movement and the Avant-gardes. The path can be articulated through the figurative arts, with a visit to the GAM or the Rivoli’s Castle, or the architecture, to discover the buildings that are revolutionizing the structure of the city. It is ideal to take this course during the month of November, when Artissima exhibition takes place.