INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

“Beauty, precisely because it opens up and broadens the horizons of human awareness, pointing us beyond ourselves, bringing us face to face with the abyss of Infinity, can become a path towards the transcendent, towards the ultimate Mystery, towards God. Art, in all its forms, at the point where it encounters the great questions of our existence, the fundamental themes that give life its meaning, can take on a religious quality, thereby turning into a path of profound inner reflection and spirituality.
(Speech delivered to artists by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009)

COURSE STRUCTURE

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Santa Maria Maddalena and the Pia University of the paper makers between art and history

Lecturer: Mr. Francesco Fantini (Art Historian)

Thursday 17th January 2019

The art of Francesco

Lecturer: Ms. Arianna Bardelli (Art Historian)

Thursday 17th January 2019

A cycle of 16th century frescoes: the cloister of Santa Maria della Pace in Sassoferrato

Lecturer: Ms. Lucia Panetti (Art Historian)

Thursday 24th January 2019

The Diocesan Museum of Fabriano: a testimony of the history of the Church of Fabriano and of the cultural and social identity of the city and its territory

Lecturer: Don Alfredo Zuccatosta (Diocesan Museum Director)

Saturday 26th January 2019

The Benedictine Nuns in Fabriano and the Monastery of Santa Margherita: faith, art and history

Lecturer: Sister Roberta (Benedictine Monastery)

Corso Materials