SACI MFA in Photography field trip to Fontanellato near Parma and a Camera Obscura

SACI MFA in Photography field trip to Fontenellato

SACI MFA in Photography 2-day Field Trip: the first stop of the project “In the Folds of Italy”

Fontanellato, near Parma: the castle of Fontanellato and its Camera Obscura

Castel (Rocca) of Sanvitale, Fontenellato

Castel (Rocca) of Sanvitale, Fontenellato

In the tower of the Castle (Rocca) of Sanvitale, the students visited one of the oldest (XIX c.) functioning examples of a camera oscura. Also called the camera ottica, this one is uniquely located in the left tower of the castle. The students also enjoyed the rest of the castle, including the beautiful “Sala di Diana e Atteone” with wall frescoes by Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino (Parma 1503).

The class also visited the Alma Carta di Andre Beuchat Print Making Atelier. They were able to meet a local master printer and etcher: André Beuchat. In this small independent atelier, André personally spent over one and a half hours explaining his creative passion, business, and dreams. He happens to collaborate with many print studios including one in Florence, near SACI called Il Bisonte.In the tower of the Castle (Rocca) of Sanvitale, the students visited one of the oldest (XIX c.) functioning examples of a camera oscura. Also called the camera ottica, this one is uniquely located in the left tower of the castle. The students also enjoyed the rest of the castle, including the beautiful “Sala di Diana e Atteone” with wall frescoes by Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino (Parma 1503).

Watch the video by Lina! SACI MFA in Photography Fontanellato (Italy) Field Trip 2015.

Find out more about MFA in Photography program at SACI: www.saci-florence.edu

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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