ONLINE ART HISTORY COURSE
“The Art of Cooking & Dining in Renaissance, Italy”
What went on in Renaissance kitchens and how did people consume their meals before forks and individual place settings became common? What meanings did the paintings that decorated the walls of ecclesiastical dining halls—of which Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper is the most famous—have for the monks, friars, and nuns who contemplated them as they dined? What foods were served at Medici and other courtly banquets and who produced the cleverly crafted sugar sculptures and elaborately folded napkins that adorned the tables at which they took place? Drawing from a rich body of images, printed texts such as papal chef Bartolommeo Scappi’s recipe book of 1570, and tableware made of glass, brightly painted ceramics, silver, and other prized materials, this course traces the history of the visual culture of cooking and dining in Italy from c. 1400 to 1600.
Virtual Classroom: Full access to an online educational platform with videos of recordings, syllabus, and reading list.
Location: LIVE INTERACTIVE ON-LINE ART HISTORY LECTURES
Information will be provided upon registration.
Complete syllabus will be provided upon registration.
- ALL LECTURES WILL BE RECORDED AND AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT YOUR CONVENIENCE IN OUR VIDEO LIBRARY FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER THE COURSE HAS ENDED.