Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Art and Literature in Siena, 1250-1600

Art and Literature in Siena, 1250-1600 [] - Located in the hills of Tuscany, the city of Siena was a buzzing hive of cultural activity from the 13th to 16th century. At the heart of the city was the University of Siena, founded in 1203, and scholars and others flocked to hear lectures on law and medicine. Of course, the city also had its famed Duomo, which is one of the premier examples of Italian Romanesque architecture. Recently, the University of Leeds placed four lectures online that deal with the art and literature of Siena, and visitors will be delighted to listen to them as they see fit. They include "The City as a Work of Art: Making and Meaning in the Italian Renaissance", "Duccio and the Flowering of Sienese Art", "Theater in Renaissance Siena", and "Art, Power and Patronage in Renaissance Siena". >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2008.

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