Giotto’s Frescoes in the Church of San Francesco in Assisi with Federica Pellazza

Giotto’s Frescoes in the Church of San Francesco in Assisi with Federica Pellazza


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This seminar will explore the narrative power of Giotto frescoes in the Upper Church of San Francesco in Assisi: through an intertwined path of history, art, and society we’ll discover how these revolutionary masterpieces have "emotionally" shaped the roots of Italian and European culture.

We’ll be diving into some selected scenes (out of the twenty-eight) and through an intertwined path of history, art, and society, we’ll discover how these revolutionary masterpieces have emotionally shaped the roots of Italian and European culture. In the late thirteenth centuyr, Assisi was not only the construction site of a grand, commemorative architecture to honor Saint Francis and to house his relics, but we can also symbolically see it as a vibrant workshop where the “emotional” principles of the European modern art were born.

The representation of “pathos” in Giotto’s frescoes was not only to be intended as a touching, detailed depiction of human feelings, but its revolutionary impact lies in the subtle and powerful connections with its historical context. Through an intriguing investigation, we’ll discover how Giotto envisioned new social and political values through his art which changed the course of history for the next centuries.

Led by an expert on Florence’s Art History, Federica Pellazza, this interactive seminar will explore these extraordinary masterpieces while blending together historical and artistic perspectives. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of Giotto and his historical context, accompanied by a deeper conscience about its revolutionary impact in our modern society.

Federica Pellazza is an Italian architect/interior designer based in Amsterdam. After graduating in Architecture at the University of Florence, in 2012 she attended a Master Course in Interior Design at Scuola Politecnica del Design in Milan. She moved to Amsterdam in 2015 where she lives and works as a freelance designer, collaborating with multiple local firms & developing her independent design research. Her walks are marked by a 'contemporary renaissance' approach: she loves to transcend cultural boundaries between disciplines, sharing new perspectives between art, design & architecture.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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L.V.B.C. (Santa Barbara, US)
Excellent lecture which enhanced my appreciation of these wonderful works by Giotto

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Maruchi Santana (Brooklyn, US)
Great Presenter!

Federica is a marvelous presenter with deep knowledge of Giotto and Saint Francis of Assisi! I can't wait to plan a trip to Assisi to see in person all the amazing frescoes Federica discussed today.

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Judith Kates (Brookline, US)
excellent Presentation

Very well presented, really enriched my understanding of the wonderful frescoes by Giotto

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Nancy Leonard (Rhinebeck, US)
A wonderful experience

Ms. Pellazza is brilliant in her lectures, thoroughly absorbed in her material, and attentive to the possible interpretations she needs to engage of her material. Historical context, details of painting, and the consequences of Giotto's frescoes for European painting were all covered so well. It was a fascinating, wonderful seminar.

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L.V.B.C. (Santa Barbara, US)
Excellent lecture which enhanced my appreciation of these wonderful works by Giotto

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Maruchi Santana (Brooklyn, US)
Great Presenter!

Federica is a marvelous presenter with deep knowledge of Giotto and Saint Francis of Assisi! I can't wait to plan a trip to Assisi to see in person all the amazing frescoes Federica discussed today.

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Anonymous (Bellmore, US)

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Judith Kates (Brookline, US)
excellent Presentation

Very well presented, really enriched my understanding of the wonderful frescoes by Giotto

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Nancy Leonard (Rhinebeck, US)
A wonderful experience

Ms. Pellazza is brilliant in her lectures, thoroughly absorbed in her material, and attentive to the possible interpretations she needs to engage of her material. Historical context, details of painting, and the consequences of Giotto's frescoes for European painting were all covered so well. It was a fascinating, wonderful seminar.