Art History in Southern France
May 30 – June 12
3 art history credits
Course number: IPD-3703-A
Faculty: Peter Hristoff, Laurence Minard-Amalou
This two-week program immerses participants in the grandeur of Provence through an on-site study exploring the Roman ruins, Romanesque architecture, as well as works by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, among other artists.
We visit Arles, where Van Gogh’s “Yellow House” once stood, and Saint-Rémy de Provence, where he painted Starry Night. Other excursions with on-site lectures include Aix-en-Provence, Nîmes, Orange and Les Baux de Provence. In addition, time will be reserved for students to draw, paint and photograph on location.
Participants stay in the heart of the medieval walled city of Avignon, one of the most beautiful and historically important cities of the region. Walking tours within Avignon, such as the renowned Popes’ Palace are also included.
Classes are held Monday through Friday; the weekend is yours for travel, or to discover the fabulous selection of street markets, cafés and cultural activities available in Avignon and its surrounding villages.
Tuition includes accommodations, daily Continental breakfast, guided tours and museum admission.
For further information contact Deborah Hussey, program coordinator, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 212.592.2333.