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Free Demonstration of a Lesson of "ITALIAN ART HISTORY COURSE" by Piernicola

Piernicola, as a retired Italian teacher, offers a free demonstration, talking in Italian language of intermidiate and advanced level, of a lesson of  his "ITALIAN ART HISTORY COURSE" which he teaches in a private school of Mission Viejo. The course is a  wonderful journey into the Italian art to discover the most beautiful monuments of the world, from Roman period to seventeenth century, through the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

"Improve your Italian, knowing the most beautiful

art of the world”


In Italian language for intermediate and advanced level

A wonderful journey into the Italian art to discover the most beautiful monuments of the world, from Roman period to seventeenth century, through the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

Teacher's Biography

Piernicola Cocchiaro was born in Offida, province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, in 1949.

He is an Italian Architect, Fine Art Painter and retired Teacher, moved to California from Italy in 2008.

He lives in Orange County, but continues to have professional connection with his Italy, where he returns for three or four months a year.

As an Architect, he has over 36 years of professional experience ranging from urban planning to interior design.

As a Painter, he has an artistic experience of 40 years, during which he participated in numerous art exhibitions in Italy and California

Piernicola taught Live Drawing and Visual Education for 37 years in Italian Art High Schools, where in addition he also taught Italian Art History for some years.


For more information

The Course will be composed of 12 classes of 90 minutes each,

divided in three Sections.

Program of the Italian

Art History Course

First Section

From Roman art to the Gothic

Roman Art,Architecture, Pantheon, Arch of Constantine, Coliseum, Baths of Caracalla, Sculpture, Trajan's column, Ara Pacis, Statue of Marco Aurelio.

Byzantine and Romanic Art, Architecture, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Mosaics of Ravenna, Saint Ambrose in Milan, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa,the Cathedral of Pisa and the Tower of Pisa.

Gothic Art, Architecture, Church of Santa Croce in Florence, theDoge's Palace in Venice, the Duomo e Piazza del Campo in Siena, etc.. Painting, Cimabue, Giotto. Sculpture, Nicola Pisano.

Second Section

Art of 1.400 and 1.500

Art of the 1400, Architecture, Palazzo Vecchioand the Duomo of Florence, Cathedral of Siena, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Antony of Padua, San Miniato al Montein Florence, etc.. Painting, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Andrea Mantegna.Sculpture, Donatello, Botticelli.

Renaissance,Architecture, Brunelleschi, San Lorenzo and Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Basilica of Vicenza, Michelangelo, the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, etc.. Sculpture, Michelangelo, David, the Pietà, Moses, etc..Painting, Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel, Leonardo, Last Supper, the Mona Lisa, etc..Raffaello architect and painter.

Third Section

Art of 1.600 and 1.700

The Baroque, Architecture, Bernini, St. Peter's Square in Rome, the Basilica della Salute in Venice, Borromini. Painting, Guido Reni, Caravaggio. Sculpture, Bernini.

The 1700,Architecture, the Trevi Fountainin Rome, Piazza di Spagnain Rome, the Royal Palace of Caserta. Painting, Canaletto, Tiepolo. Sculpture, Antonio Canova.



The course will be in Italian, for the intermediate and advanced students.




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