Life as a classical art student in Florence, Italy
I always dreamt of having the money to go to Florence and learn classical art at an academy – if it’s the Angel Academy, Florence Academy or Cecil Studios. The documentary “Return to Florence” wasn’t really helpful in relieving this desire.
I saw an ad on this documentary on the Art Renewal website and asked my girlfriend if she is still looking for a birthday present for me. So then I got the DVD for birthday.
It is no instructional video where you learn something on making classical art but it is rather a documentary on some foreign students living in Florence, Italy to learn a traditional craft at Charles H. Cecil Studios. All of them have different family backgrounds and prerequisites but all have one thing in common: the desire to learn a traditional craft just like I do and I think the majority of this website’s visitors too.
Besides the student’s view we also learn about the views of a student’s mother, a writer, a model and others.
What are they doing now?
Return to Florence was filmed in 2005 so now after 10 years I was curious if the students made it as an artist or not. Here are the student’s websites if you are curious too:
Watch the trailer:
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