During the trip to Italy Highlights from art students of SIS

“My trip to Italy was the most memorable trip I’ve been to so far. It was my first time in Europe, and I was excited t be in a region of the world I’ve never been to. My favorite part of the trip was the visits to the numerous museums. The Renaissance is one of my favorite artistic periods, and it was mind-blowing to get to see the artworks that I’ve been studying in real life. The details of the works allowed me to understand the works of art at another level.”

Jin Chung (12)

“Personally, I think that the entire trip will be very memorable as a whole, thanks to all the small moments. I enjoyed every aspect of it. The long bus and train rides really allowed me to enjoy an aspect of Italy that I had not seen before and reflect. The trips to different churches, galleries, and museums allowed me to appreciate a style of art that was mostly unknown to me, and the art lessons, with mask painting and pastel coloring got me to gain experience with a medium I had not used much of previously. And of course, the gelato was wonderful!”

- Angel Tak (10)

“Standing in front of Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judas Slaying Holofernes, I was struck by the richness of the colors and the moment of the slaying – well the horror of it. Ms. Lasure informed me that she may have used her own blood in this artwork. Seeing this work, I had only viewed in books was surreal. Standing before the Twomblys at the Peggy Guggenheim collection was another highlight. The food was magnificent and just wandering the streets and alleyways took me back to a bygone era.”

- Ms. Mitchell


Photos by Angel Tak, Claire Lee, Jane Mitchell, and Elizabeth Lazurer

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