Will's Historic Art Tour
To finish off my requirements for my "Fine Arts" degree last year I had to take a year of Art History. Figuring I knew all I ever wanted to know about art, plus the fear of falling asleep while watching endless slides in class, I delayed these classes to the very end of my program. Much to my total and utter amazement, I found out that I indeed knew NOTHING about Art History, and was quite quickly converted to having an obsessive compulsive fascination with understanding the history of great art.
Having poo-pooed most Prehistoric, Ancient, and Egyptian art in the past, as well as a lot of Religious, Renaissance, and Modern art, I realized how much I had missed out when I had the opportunity to see this stuff on previous trips, and on the other hand what I had missed out in realizing the historical significance and meaning of many great pieces of art that I did see. As a result, I was determined to go back to western art centers and see for myself these pieces of art and architecture with a newly gained perspective.
In 2017, most of the time I was on my own, and included a 6-day Road Scholar program in Rome and in Paris, which I incorporated into my itinerary.
Going through my text books, I've identified 150+ pieces of art and architecture that we studied, that are located in Rome, Paris and London, and I plan eventually to see them all. I also did quite a bit of extensive research over the past couple of years to educate myself more, and created a number of background papers to prepare me for the trip.
For those of you who are
interested in finding out more detail about Will's
Historic Art Tour,
The items with underlines, link to my pdf files
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