Infinite Passion: A journey in Tuscan Artistry. An exclusive experience with AIP!
Program Dates: August 5 – 18, 2021
Tuscany is a haven for some of the most beautiful landscapes and cities in the world. This region was the center of the Italian Renaissance, a prolific period in history, that is still evident in modern day. Experience its significance by viewing the paintings that still proliferate the walls of its museums, explore its architecture, inhabit its interiors, hear the language, and see its designs. Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi, and other individuals integrated art, design, architecture, and engineering into culturally impactful works of art. Disciplines were integrated, various perspectives were encouraged, which is the perfect reason to study art, and experience an artist’s life - Italian style.
Step into a beautiful historic villa, right outside the iconic warm-hued architecture of Siena. The villa, which was originally built for monks creating illuminated manuscripts, is a sanctuary designed to facilitate art-making. Meditative interiors, gorgeous exteriors, and sprawling landscapes will inspire your senses and ignite the realm of your imagination. Your experience is intertwined in perfect balance; there is time to create, travel to historic cities, and indulge in multi-course dinners - filled with creative conversation and warm engaging company. This is a holistic journey for a community of artists supporting each other. We will eat, drink and be merry, spending our days making, learning, and discussing the meaning of... well, life. Italians, must we say, know how to live.