Marco Art Tours

Martha Online Classes

Grand Tour of Italy: Age of Giants Continued

Raphael, Michelangelo & A Dash of Mannerism


** Date Change: Thursday June 17 and Thursday, July 1, 2021

7:30-9:00 p.m.

These slide illustrated lectures will largely focus on the incredible masterpieces by Raphael in the Vatican . In our last meeting, we had just entered the Stanza della Segnatura , the most famous of the apartments commissioned by the pope. So we will begin by exploring the four frescoes in this room of the signature where the pope would sign documents. There are other works by Raphael in the Vatican such as his spectacular tapestries for the Sistine Chapel , the cartoons ( drawings) of which are now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London . Other works by Raphael include his stunning Madonnas and altarpieces, magnificent portraits, and the Villa Farnesina where his workshop continued on after his death.

Michelangelo's career continued for decades after he completed the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Other works to be studied include the Last Judgment from the Sistine Chapel ; the dome of St. Peter's Basilica ; the fabled Medici tombs , the rest of his PIetas; and of course the Pauline Chapel in the Vatican . The latter will demonstrate just how far the Renaissance had come.

Time permitting, participants will be introduced to other artists who were working in sixteenth century Florence. Some were Mannerists and some not. These would include Fra Bartolomeo, Pontormo, Parmigianino, and Bronzino. Mannerism was a style that co-existed with the High Renaissance, and tended to make fun of the idealism of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

**Please note that you should only login on one device. Your name should only appear once on Zoom. If your name appears twice, one will be deleted. Recording, screenshots and the like are prohibited.

Registration is due Friday, June 11 . Sign up now while you are thinking about it. The easiest way is to pay by Zelle. You are welcome to mail it postmarked by June 11. Your registration must be received in order for the code to be sent.. No refunds June 4, or thereafter. If paid by June 11, price is $52/two lectures per person, and $26/person for one lecture. Prices for late registration are $60/person for two lectures, or $30/person for one lecture.

Please login on one device only. Recording is prohibited.

Register while you are thinking about it.

Mail to or pay by Zelle:

Dr. Martha Fielder

1412 El Campo Drive

Dallas, Texas 75218

Home Telephone: 214-321-9051

Cell: 214-536-9227

Questions: please call my home phone or email

Mail your registration, including your name, address, phone numbers - if you text indicate that and which is your cell, and your check to:
Dr. Martha Fielder 1412 El Campo Drive Dallas, Texas 75218 Tel: 214-321-9051 - home phone which is the best way to contact me or email: Text me at 214-536-9227. If you want to leave me a voice mail, call me on my home phone please. I do read my texts. Please do not leave a message on the cell phone.

If you like, save yourself a stamp, and pay by Zelle. There is not a surcharge on that - at least not from me. I don't think your bank charges you to send money that way, but check with your own bank about that.

Please include a phone number. Also, please include whatever name that you show on Zoom. Generally, I can tell, but there have been a couple of times that I could not tell who it was. You should only login on one device.

Come join us as we continue our journey!